In my opinion, A hallmark of good instruction is the building of community. A sense of community in the classroom helps to foster motivation - especially with reluctant learners. In addition, community helps with cooperation among the students and teachers. One of the key ideas in designing instruction is to work community building into the lesson design. Here is a link to a great article on how to build a sense of community in all grades ... https://www.edutopia.org/article/10-powerful-community-building-ideas
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change may be. – John Wooden
One of the best ways to learn is through failing and trying again. Learning from our missteps and growing our idea into something better is the hallmark of a true learner.
"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that's where you will find success." Thomas J. Watson
Fail Forward !
Robert Andreucci is a Science Teacher at Liberty High School. He currently teaches Biomedical Science . He is also a graduate student at Lehigh University studying Instructional Technology. This page represents his thoughts along his journey in TLT 403, Instructional Design at Lehigh.