This morning I watched this awesome short talk by Diana Laufenberg (more info here). I’m yet to find out if IATEFL-UK will be able to squeeze in my talk at their annual conference on a very similar topic: how teacher failure encourages teacher learning.
I’d love to do this talk, perhaps not at IATEFL but it’s something I am very keen to investigate, as part of my own reflective practice.
Great talk and it explains to me and those interested why I encourage my students to try and embrace failure because that’s where real learning comes from. It’s just what you fail at that matters. And what you do with the experience of failure. A good teacher teaches students to fail and to learn how to make the most of their failure. Bu only teachers who have learned to fail and profit from it, can do so.
Thanks @rmbyrne for the link on the award winning Free Technology for Teachers blog.