Failure and goals

In thinking about life and role models and goals I was struck by this video I saw recently.

Perhaps we should practice failing gracefully and we’ll have big goals and innovation.

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One thought on “Failure and goals

  1. The dancer in his illustration didn’t fail. She went to dance school and became a huge success!
    Here are the questions I think of:
    ~What is the goal of teaching? Is there an agenda beyond reading/writing fundamentals/math?
    ~To what extent is a child allowed to integrate their own beliefs, interests, talents into those fundamental topics?
    ~How much time does the child spend in large group settings?
    ~How much time does a child spend outside of large group settings (and/or school) in UNstructured settings?
    ~Is a child allowed/encouraged to have goals that don’t include kollej?
    ~What kinds of people are allowed/encouraged to become teachers (in the teacher kollejes)?
    ~What are the goals of those who run teacher kollejes?
    ~Why are parents not bolder in getting their children’s issues resolved in a way that’s positive for the child, when issues arise?
    ~Why does nothing ever change in education? This presentation was great, but these concepts are not new at all. Why do the vast majority of schools never change?

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