It seems failure is no longer an option in our society -- and certainly not in education.
Many teachers, principals and leaders are being punished for perceived failures as the field continues to struggle with how to improve education. Failure is stigmatized and punished versus viewed as a necessary part of the trial and error process. The result is fear and defensiveness.
We need to discuss the importance of this issue...and Justin Snider does just that, in a fabulous piece in the Huffington Post.
Click here to read it, and then pass it on to fellow educators, administrators, and parents. Tweet it and post it to your Facebook page so others can read it!
Justin asks, "Should we encourage more [failure]? Or should we, at the very least, seek to reduce the stigma associated with it?"
What do you think? We need to continue this discussion!
I am a children's physical activity specialist, the author of more than a dozen books for teachers and parents, and the host of Body, Mind and Child, an internet radio program for parents and educators.