How can a failure be productive?
MVP: Failure can be productive when we make it public and learn from it.
It doesn’t take courage to fail.
It does take courage to publicly acknowledge it, and to turn it into something different.
“When we model productive failure, we reposition adults and we reposition students to see their reality in terms of the ways they contribute to the community. That is what students are seeking. They’re seeking their place, they’re seeking their tribe, they’re seeking their group, they’re seeking those people who are like-minded to them, and adults are the same way.”
So says the incomparable Dr. Mary Hemphill on today’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast.
This is a re-release of episode 26 that aired way back in May 2022. This episode is one of my top three favorites, so I hope you listen and grow from it as much as I have.
Today’s intention: Think about a recent failure, big or small. Is there or was there a way to publicly dissect it and learn from it so that others would see how failure can be productive?
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