Reframing Failure and Redefining Success

How might we demonstrate to school leaders, teachers, and students that sometimes it’s ok to fail in order to succeed? How do we celebrate the process of learning (not just the outcomes)?

This mission is about creating solutions that will help classroom and schools develop norms around accepting and learning from failure - something that’s critical to creating cultures of innovation. Solutions under this mission should focus on activities, practices and organizational changes that help classrooms and schools expand on notions of success to include growth from trial and error.

Consider:

    • Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset - and the soft skill development that supports our ability to reframe failure (and thereby success)

    • The way language informs what we believe to be “good” or “bad”

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it’s okay if we don’t get it right at first: it's ok to get things wrong – it can even be fun while we’re learning."

it’s okay if we don’t get it right at first: it's ok to get things wrong – it can even be fun while we’re learning."

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Fail Club is a regular meeting of a small group of people to share their recent failures.

Fail Club is a regular meeting of a small group of people to share their recent failures.

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Call them what you want - teammates, partners-in-crime, or dynamic duos - but use the buddy system and empower yourself to create change!

Call them what you want - teammates, partners-in-crime, or dynamic duos - but use the buddy system and empower yourself to create change!

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What if we had large, visible whiteboards to receive feedforward from colleagues about big ideas we are trying in our classrooms/schools?

What if we had large, visible whiteboards to receive feedforward from colleagues about big ideas we are trying in our classrooms/schools?

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