I’m not one to reblog very often, but this is just an amazing piece and I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see it. Click on the link at the top to see the rest of the article-B

Rochester SAGE - Supporting Advanced & Gifted Education

Heinlein Quote

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do. – John Stuart Mill

I want my kids to fail.  That probably isn’t at the top of your list for your kids, but it should be.  Failure is one of the most important experiences they will ever have.  The road to success is paved with failure because failure teaches us how to succeed.

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  1. living4bliss says:

    Funny you should post this. I pulled my son out of the gifted program in his school because they REFUSED to allow him to fail. I actually fought my school district (and lost) to try to hold him back a year. (Bad mommy?)

    By fourth grade, my son figured out that all he had to do to move to the next grade was to have a birthday. From that point on, that’s about all he did in school.Take away the possibility of failure, you take away the motivation to succeed.

    You picked a winner to reblog. Thanks.

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