Failure Could It Be The Critical Edge We Need?

I have learned as a struggling student that deep failure is built on a contradiction: slipping and finding ground again— creating an edge, a test, a trial of grit. If we do not pay attention we miss understanding that our greatest failures are the true moments in which we find the growth. That moment of progression in which we gained by grappling and sliding and finding our feet again. We grow as practitioners, as students, or as humans working to differentiate our experiences to move forward. We need opportunities in our systems whatever that might be to move forward, try again. and yes… FAIL. Sometimes lost in frustration of the failure; we lack the realization that the loss can develop deep practice, diligence, and perseverance that are long-lasting. When have you failed and what has this done for you?

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Amy Cooper is a passionate change leader in K-8 education with well over a decade of teaching experience. She consistently harnesses positive disruption for 21st century learners; teaching and leading by a steady work of the heart. A Digital Badging expert and seasoned conference presenter, Amy has facilitated several professional development sessions in technology. In addition to her background educating both children and adults, she also has had the opportunity to work alongside undergraduate professors as both a Teaching Assistant and Researcher. Amy has shared her knowledge of e-learning and digital badging on various podcasts with millions of listeners. She is both a Writer and Author who regularly posts innovative and insightful messages on various social media outlets including LinkedIn, Twitter @amycooper100, and her own blog: Amy is expected to earn her Doctorate of Education in December 2018 and looks forward to continuing to share her love for education with the world.

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