Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First glance in Room 52 & some thoughts on Failure

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.
Dropped by the room to start setting up for the 15-16 year.

I came across this article, while browsing:

The article was from the following site:  http://www.knfilters.com/search/appsearch.aspx

As a believer in the importance and value of developing non-cognitive skills, failing can teach lessons and be a learning opportunity.  I emphasize the can if it is framed properly by both the teacher and caregivers at home. 

 For those of you who know me and those of you who will have me as one of your son or daughter's teachers, I have always placed a high importance of students developing a richer understanding of what non-cognitive skills are and how being able to acquire them will be invaluable.  This is not to suggest that upon developing a skill,say,in being resilient will mean you will be transformed to an A students.   Even the fact that that I am using this as a benchmark is problematic! If a sense of Resiliency is developed, it may allow a student to figure out what to do when a failure is encountered instead of shutting down.

As always, these ideas will be continued.

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