Inservice Guest Blogger. (n.d.). When Failure is a Privilege

When educators talk about the importance of failure, they point to the learning that comes from it. But it can just as easily be a sign of poor instruction or a teacher’s lack of understanding of the roles that power and privilege play in classrooms. Productive failure is a luxury that not all students have. If we really want to cultivate classrooms where our students benefit from failure, we must shift our focus from the importance of failure to the underlying conditions that allow student to learn from their mistakes.

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