Monday, March 5, 2012
Certainly we learn from our mistakes, as do our colleagues. Isn’t that what we tell our students? Storify.com offers a number of Twitter responses to the question. I am reprinting a few:
It's such a dicey subject. I've written abt teaching failures often. And as often get severely criticized.
We have a competitive culture of "show no weakness," and it impedes our progress. Who disarms first?
I think some have already started but it's this huge assessment push to ct "success" that's undoing
My fav was the criticism that I'd be a better teacher if I spent less time blogging/advocating/etc.
We don't use "failure" but certainly things that didn't go well/as planned.
The best teachers risk spectacular failure.