"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."-James Joyce
I am often frustrated by how quickly my students give up on a concept if it is challenging or doesn't come to them easily. I think as a result of pressure to be an all-star in order to get into college, students don't take risks or try new things that may be challenging; this leads them to only stick with safe or easy options. As a consequence of that, students lack resiliency and will give up over trying again. I think this has a huge impact on student success in college and causes kids to limit their own opportunities.
I want to teach students how to learn from their mistakes and see them as opportunities for growth rather than crushing defeats.