“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~George Bernard Shaw
One of the most important skills we strive to impart to our students is to take risks, accept failure and learn from failure. Great successes often begin as a failure. Learning from our mistakes puts us on stronger ground for our next attempt and gives us the opportunity to find new ways to approach the problem.
The concept of “Grow and Glow” in the classroom has really helped our students become more confident in their learning.
Students or teachers use a "glowing" highlighter (bright yellow) to show what was done really well, and a "growing" green highlighter to show areas that could use some improvement. Self Assessment is an integral part of our students education experience. Click here to watch snippets of their student led conferences.
Click here to read about the importance of letting your child make mistakes so they are not afraid of failure and instead, learn from those mistakes.
Here are tips for correct and incorrect ways to react to disappointment and failures.