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Thanks for the great quote suggestion @jenmarten!
Wrong answer. You’re out. Game over. F. You failed. You do not get a gold star. So many times, being wrong is associated with the endpoint for learning. But why? It’s not really an endpoint. It’s more of a beginning. The path to a new idea, a better thought, and improved way of thinking. When we have a truly collaborative learning environment, we not only embrace each other’s wrong ideas, we embrace our own. The next time someone openly admits, “I was wrong,” maybe we should stop seeing it as a sign of weakness, and realize that admitting your wrong? It’s built on the kind of strength necessary for authentic learning.
Thanks, Ginger Lewman, for the inspiration!
One of the most asked questions I’ve been getting in my email and message box lately is “Where can I buy ____ poster?” I always say the same thing… you can’t. You can download it and print it yourself, or even upload it to your favorite photo place to print it huge if you’d like. The files are free. Every single thing I create here on this blog is licensed under Creative Commons… you know, “Share and share alike!”
Since I started August’s “Posterpalooza,” I’ve been enjoying the quote suggestions and this weekend, I got the best tweet which contained a photo of “Embrace the Struggle” on the wall of a new professional development center in a school. That right there? It’s payment enough. Just knowing that even one poster went on a wall and might make someone reflect, think, or challenge a thought they’ve had? It’s better than a sale. Now, the important thing is that we not only hang posters on our walls, but we become living examples of what we believe in education and learning. Share it forward. Give back. That? It’s worth more than anything.
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August’s Entire “Posterpalooza” Poster Collection is right here.
Learning. It’s supposed to be our focus in schools. Growth, exploration, reflection. These things should be commonplace. They should be as common as the tiny milk cartons we serve at lunch and the little chairs that surround tables. Whether we’re talking about the youngest students, oldest students, or our ourselves as teachers. Learning is what happens when you struggle and make it through. It exposes new thoughts in your brain and sometimes even uncovers a whole new passion inside your heart. Learning isn’t always fun and definitely isn’t always easy, but it’s that sense of accomplishment, of growth, of knowing that you were a part of something bigger than yourself. That’s the kind of joy that should be present all throughout our classrooms. The kind of joy that starts with us as teachers and awakens so much within our students, that it inspires us. Because learning? It is a joy.