Looking at failure as an instructive "fact of life"

08/27/2013 | Edutopia.org

The word "failure" carries a negative connotation, but Ainissa Ramirez, an author and former professor at Yale University, is looking to change that. She writes in this blog post that failure is hard for all students -- especially high-achievers -- but the process of learning includes mistakes and missteps that can be instructive. She writes that lessons in science, technology, engineering and math can be a great way to introduce students to this concept -- since in STEM, "failure is a fact of life."

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