Illuminate ways in which struggle or even failure lead to more successful attempts.


“I like how you looked at your results and saw how you could use them to redesign your experiment.”

“It’s good that, when it didn’t come to you at first, you kept trying to figure it out. That’s a great way to learn.”

“Despite this first attempt not meeting your goal, you’ve improved your reading rate. Let’s discuss next steps to continue moving toward your goal.”

Further Reading:

CAST Professional Learning – Mastery Oriented Feedback Card

Edutopia – Failure is Essential to Learning

Written by: Louis Olander
Reviewed by: Kathy Furlong Silverio



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