- Jun 3, 2015
We actually just talked about this at a faculty meeting. We tell the kids to learn from their mistakes, but then as teachers we're afraid to fail (we were talking about setting goals for the year). We have to set goals (ex. increase kids reading on grade level from 50% to 85%) each year and we were encouraged to really push this year. And it's okay to fail (or not reach that goal), but it will also motivate us to really challenge ourselves to find the best ways to help each kid make progress. If you set a goal that is easily obtainable, then you don't have to work as hard. That's true in all aspects of live. So we need to push ourselves...not to a point that is ridiculously unobtainable, but just slightly out of reach so we work really hard to get there.