Every teacher
more enabled,
more inspired!

Looking at Failure Through a Different Lens

Posted on
  • Friday, August 20, 2010
  • Labels: , ,
  • Do you like this post?
    “Failure is scary! Not because it needs to be, but because of the meaning we ascribe to it.”
    26 teachers from 5 schools participated in the Afternoons with TTF, held on 16 August 2010, at AV Education Society, Bangalore. Ms. Maullika Sharma, Counsellor and Consultant led the session. Ms. Maullika Sharma is a trained counsellor with specialization in child and adolescent counselling. She helps people to challenge and possibly change their own beliefs and perceptions to free themselves of past bondages and enable them to excel.

    The session was an reflective and interactive one. It gave teachers an opportunity to gain a new understanding about themselves and their past failures and therefore help their students interpret failure differently. This could help them to move towards an orbit of understanding and be more emotionally aware for themselves and their students.

    One of the highlights of the session was the fact that the teachers had been helped to challenge their own beliefs about failure. This worked like regression therapy, as it brought forth unexpressed fears,apprehensions and past experiences that teachers could voice out - personal as well as professional experiences.
    And this is a step in the right direction! The interactions between the teachers,and the sharing that happened thereafter, will change their own perceptions and help them to excel in the classroom.

    Some of the key points which came across during the session were:
    • Learning Goals inspire a different chain of thoughts and behaviour than Performance Goals
    • The belief that you can't improve student's achievements.
    • Praising children for their efforts than intelligence, is a great motivational factor.
    • Study skills and learning skills are inert until they are powered by an active ingredient – the belief that their efforts are not futile
    • “Success and Failure by themselves have no effect of a child's motivation to learn.
    • It is the reaction of parents, teachers and other adults, to that success and failure, that can have a devastating effect”.

    The session ended with the film clip of Famous Failures.

    Posted by Firoza Maneksha-Sinha, Sr. Centre Coordinator, TTF Bangalore


    xjd7410@gmail.com said...

    louis vuitton bags
    michael kors outlet clearance
    toms shoes
    longchamp handbags
    juicy couture
    louis vuitton outlet
    longchamp bags
    ray ban sunglasses outlet
    polo ralph shirts
    louis vuitton handbags
    coach outlet online
    michael kors outlet
    asics shoes
    cheap ray ban sunglasses
    tory burch outlet
    giuseppe zanotti sandals
    supra sneakers
    cheap nfl jerseys
    kobe 9
    kate spade handbags
    adidas trainers
    cheap oakley sunglasses
    michael kors handbags
    michael kors uk
    coach outlet
    rolex watches
    coach outlet store online
    designer handbags
    michael kors outlet
    michael kors handbags
    toms shoes
    christian louboutin sale
    cheap jordan shoes
    asics outlet
    oakley sunglasses wholesale
    louis vuitton handbags
    longchamp bags
    pandora jewelry
    michael kors outlet

    Unknown said...

    jordan shoes
    adidas gazelle
    coach factory outlet online
    louboutin shoes
    cheap air max
    ferragamo outlet
    authentic louis vuitton handbags
    oakley sunglasses outlet
    michael kors outlet online
    ugg australia boots
    coach factory outlet online
    ugg boots cheap
    cheap uggs
    michael kors handbags clearance
    true religion sale
    jordan pas cher
    coach outlet online
    celine outlet online
    cheap jordan shoes
    pandora charms sale clearance
    rolex replica watches
    coach factory outlet
    fitflops shoes
    louis vuitton outlet online
    canada goose sale
    coach factory outlet online
    michael kors outlet online
    moncler outlet
    louis vuitton handbags
    nike flyknit racer
    yeezy boost 350
    louis vuitton outlet online
    toms outlet store
    adidas trainers
    canada goose

    Anonymous said...

    Nice to read this.Thank you so much for sharing this post.

    Post a Comment

    Powered by Blogger