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Successful Failure

Posted by Jamie Cruikshank - Superintendent of Norwood-Norfolk CSD, and the Regional Director for NYS Middle School Association

Mar 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

This post originally appeared here in Superintendent Jamie Cruikshank's blog for anyone interested in PK-12 education called, "Cruikshank's View."

The Value of Failure

 

The idea of failure being a positive experience for children and their development is nothing new. There have been volumes written on the topic. Yet, when I was recently asked about my own failures, I froze. Please don’t be mistaken; I’ve had countless “failures” and an equal number of set-backs. My inability to answer and to clearly state a failure surprised me. It was at this point that I authentically understood the value of failure.

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