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Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward
Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it's often accompanied by shame -- most people do everything in their power to avoid it. But to paraphrase educational philosopher John Dewey, a true thinker learns as much from failures as from successes. What if educators worked to take some of the sting (and the stigma) out of failing, and encouraged reflection and revision to build upon the lessons learned? Perhaps there's a goldmine of opportunities if we can re-frame failure as a valuable learning experience, an essential step along the path to discovery and innovation. Check out this list of videos to help start the conversation about embracing failure. Video Playlist: Freedom to Fail Forward Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources on Embracing Failure The ability to grow and keep trying when you don't succeed -- resilience and grit -- are key to cultivating a growth mindset, in academics and in life.

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8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers March 11, 2015 Popular Culture has this wonderful list featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students. The channels suggested in this list cover various content areas and are arranged into two main categories: general and university collection. Below are some of the channels that stood out to us from the general category. These are channels that provide inspiring videos on different intellectual subjects. 9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes 9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Mistakes by bettermarks.com Ed note: This post is promoted by bettermarks, a company looking for teachers to beta test their adaptive Math software. They contacted us and asked how they could get in touch with teachers to use their platform and give them feedback.

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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers. Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite.

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes While the Maker Movement continues to grow, it hasn't yet gained its greatest traction, which currently sits untapped in the minds of the students in front of us. Through forming partnerships with community makerspaces or building a school makerspace, educators and decision makers everywhere have the rare chance to help bring this truly all-inclusive learning experience into their schools, districts, and communities in order to help all students. Here are four ways that the "new industrial revolution" will help your students succeed and help breathe life back into your craft. Fail Better! Spend some time as an educator on social networks like Twitter, and you will quickly come across memes, quotes, and countless links to evidence that failure is a necessary milestone in the learning process.

6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school Imagine if your new class this fall was full of students who would: Be willing to try new thingsStick with hard tasks and not give upPush themselves to do their best work, not just what’s “good enough”Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn Here’s the great news–these are traits that we can help develop in our students by teaching them about how their brains work. 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year. The questions I gave him were based on the following areas: Fostering Effective RelationshipsInstructional LeadershipEmbodying Visionary LeadershipDeveloping Leadership CapacityCreating Sustainable Change 30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher Carrie Lam , Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada Posted 07/05/2014 10:12AM | Last Commented 08/12/2016 7:57AM I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. Complete List of Movies About Schools and Teachers WeAreTeachers is pulling together a running list of movies with schools as the plot and/or setting, and we'd love your help! We know there must be some good ones missing but we stopped at 101. The Ground Rules: 1) Only K–12. Not college. So films like Good Will Hunting and Daddy Day Care don't make the cut. 2) Documentaries are permissible. 3) Made-for-TV movies are allowed but not TV series. 4) Foreign films are allowed.

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