findings in failings
What about findings in failings?
This is huge.
I swear – these kids are nobel peace prize worthy for their efforts to make a difference via redefining public ed. Living on the edge, trying out new things.. isn’t always easy.
Here’s Gus, helping us through it:
I find it interesting – that with this title.. the slidedeck above was one of the least viewed.
Findings in failings – isn’t that what it’s all about?
Not a focus on a failure.. but a – oh – that’s what happens… cool.. so let’s try this.
One of the results stemming from – findings in failures – was this page: the it is me.
Being less hung up on end products, on finishing things (as if we ever could), and more focused on – what didn’t work, so we can learn from it.
It’s like – all these (assumed) failings are the little/big (assumed) messes in a Thomas Edison – ish space. no? The unassuming and often unsightly trail to greatness.
Here’s our brief lowdown (see *updated version here 2008 to present):
And here are 3 powerful pages from the deck above:
guardian article on learning from failure
avoid the vagaries of child-centred behaviour.