Fail Early and Fail Often
Failure is Totally an Option
From Failure you Learn; from Success, Not so Much
I'm nervous that the pervasive message that "failing is bad" had raised up a generation of kids who now won't take risks. Our focus on standardized testing has exacerbated the problem. Look around you. Do you know kids who are scared to do try new things unless given explicit directions and guidance? Do you know any kids who love to tinker, taking things apart? What happened to try it and see what happens?