I don’t think we need to cover our classroom walls in words like FAIL and FAILURE. We don’t need to turn the word “FAIL” into some sort of trendy buzz word. Instead? I think we need to celebrate the recovery phase. That moment when a learner has a choice to give up or get up. Because when they get up? Grit. Resilience. Digging deep to do things different. Rework. Redo. Rethink. Rising up.
That’s where the learning is.
Edited to add: And age doesn’t matter… whether you are 2 or 80, it still applies. Rise up.