In case the example above did not convince you that failure is our best teacher, then here is another example. My fourth graders are learning about the bridges of Nepal. This week they are building models. After building, testing, and demonstrating they had a chance to redesign.
In the photo below the team just wrapped string around a support post with nothing to hold it up. It would slide around and even slipped off the top of the post at some point. Clearly a problem!
After watching other groups they went back and added this:
Truly amazing! It held the rope string in place and the bridge system worked really well!
OK friends! Hope you enjoyed all the quotes!
Have a great weekend!