I SEE MY KIDS TRY TO BE PERFECT EVERY DAY. BUT THEY NEED TO FAIL IN ORDER TO LEARN

August 12, 2015 · Bangor Daily News

By Jeffrey Bailey, technology teacher to grades nine through 12 at Mountain Valley High School and the 2014 Oxford County Teacher of the Year.

Remember when we were younger, playing in a sandbox? We weren’t concerned with whether or not our castles were perfect; we learned what worked and what didn’t by experimentation. How much water? How much sand? How tall can we build before it collapses? Yet somehow that sense of play and creativity fades over time as we age.

And it’s disappearing at an earlier age than ever before.

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