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For Teachers, Risking Failure To Improve Practice

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While teachers often encourage students to use failures to learn and grow, they may not do the same for themselves. Education Week reporter Madeline Will explores how failure can inform teaching as part of a special report about the challenges and opportunities of professional development. 

An acceptance of failure as a byproduct of learning is part of a growth mindset, but “even though failing in the classroom is a source of stress, anxiety, and even shame for many teachers, educators say it’s rare to have professional development that centers around bouncing back from a bad lesson or ‘failing forward,’ using the experience as an opportunity for growth,” Will writes…………