Day 77 (of 188) sometimes the best learning is “failing”

Day 77 (of 188) sometimes the best learning is “failing”

Today was deadline day for posters to be done to be entered into a contest (need to be mailed). Some great art was created – I was happy to put them into the entry-envelope.

But

I was prouder of the one that did not get entered:

One of my anxiety-students (we have many – at home & school!) left his entry at home.

I had a few options for him – but he wanted to try something different: to “let it go” and not be worried about completing it (as he usually/always is).

And on the flip side of anxiety – another student who has been eluding “work” in the stressful lead up to Christmas (don’t kid yourself – for many the hap-hap-happiest time of the year is anything but!) got an entry in. We both know it isn’t going to win and would likely be a “fail” based on age/grade appropriate work, but for him, just getting one done is a ‘win’.

And best of all, because we use eportfolios instead of quaint report cards, I could provide commentary & ‘show’ the differentiated successes of each (all) learners.

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About technolandy

Principal of Sorrento Elementary Educator pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Piloting ePortfolios
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