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.