How do you build a culture of success? In your school? In your business? I’ve been reading a lot lately on building resilience in kids, building a “culture of success” that allows students to learn to persevere or learn to “fail forward”, so to speak. I’m wondering if, as educators, we allow students the opportunities for growth that can come from failure? As a thought leader in education, do you allow employees (teachers) to “fail forward”? What about business leaders? Do they allow failure, even embrace it as a means of creativity and innovation? EL defines success and failure as:
“All students need to be successful if they are to build confidence and capacity to take risks and meet increasingly difficult challenges. But it is also important for students to learn from their failures, to persevere when things are hard, and to learn to turn disabilities into opportunities.” EL Design Principle
This chat focused on these questions:
1. How do you define failure?
2. Do you see failure as a necessity to learning perseverance or a hindrance to progress?
3. Do you encourage failure in your school or company as an opportunity to learn? In what ways?
4. What successes have you personally experienced as a result of failure?
The transcript for this chat is posted at Storify here.