In this episode, we’re diving deep into a tough but essential aspect of education: letting your student fail. It might be difficult to do, and even harder to watch, but trust us, you’ll never regret it. So, grab a notebook and pen, because we’ve got some invaluable insights coming your way.
Letting your student fail is a fundamental part of the learning journey, and we’re here to break down the benefits. We’ll explore why failure is typically a “one and done” experience, leading to more effective problem-solving skills and greater motivation to follow through with tasks. It’s a fast track to personal growth and development.
Of course, it’s no secret that watching your child or student struggle can be heart-wrenching. We’ll discuss the emotional side of letting them fail and how to navigate this challenging aspect of parenting and teaching.
Your role as a parent or educator is pivotal in this process. We’ll provide you with actionable strategies, including how to offer information, encourage independent decision-making, and ensure you’re on the same page with your child or student. By understanding your role and implementing these techniques, you’ll be supporting their growth and resilience.
Failure isn’t the end of the road; it’s a steppingstone to success. Tune in to this episode of “After the IEP” and learn how to embrace this important truth. Your child’s future success and happiness depend on it. So, let’s cue the intro and get started on this transformative journey together.
Resources to help you help them.
Here’s the link to the book and my course that walks you through the process step-by-step.