Risk. Fail. Rise : 9780325112473

Risk. Fail. Rise

Cruz,Colleen
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780325112473
ISBN 10
 
0325112479
Published
 
27/10/2020
Published by
 
Heinemann USA
Pages
 
Format
 
Available once published
 
Title type
Book
$44.99
 
 
 
Description
Mistakes are not the problem. The problem is the shame we attach to mistakes and inability to grow from them.

You have likely heard the adage, ‘Everyone makes mistakes.’ But what you might not have heard is that there are some predictable reasons why we make these mistakes. Knowing why we make mistakes can help us make fewer mistakes and ensure that when we do make mistakes they’ll be more of the more useful variety.

In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their response to others' mistakes. Colleen shares what research studies say on mistake-making as part of learning and what that means for teaching. She provides research, examples, and tools that help teachers destigmatise mistake-making so that they and their students can do the real work of growth.

The more aware we are of why we make mistakes, what we can do to avoid unnecessary ones, and respond to useful ones, the more our classroom will be a place of risk-taking and growth for all students. Lay the groundwork for a mistake-welcoming school culture and embrace positive risk-taking and productive failure in your classroom. The outcomes for you and your students are worth it.
Table of contents
  • INTRODUCTION: THESE BRAINS ARE MADE FOR MISTAKING
  • Unintentional Mistakes We Can Learn From
  • Why People Make Mistakes
  • Freedom to Make Mistakes Means Freedom to Grow
  • Mistake-Making as a Mindful Practice
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: A Note About Using This Book
  • ESSAY 1: MISTAKES COST MORE FOR SOME
  • Not All Mistakes Are Equal
  • Acknowledging Our Mistakes’ Impacts on Students
  • The Consequences Our Students and Families Face Vary Widely
  • Apologies Need to Be Equity Minded
  • Where We Are in the Power Hierarchy Matters
  • Misusing Our Power by Shaming Students
  • Tracing the Path of Our Mistakes with Timelines
  • ESSAY 2: OTHER PEOPLE’S MISTAKES
  • Recognizing the Desire to Judge Others
  • New Narratives for Mistake-Making
  • Mistakes That Trigger Rage and Shame
  • Combatting Cancel Culture
  • ESSAY 3: MARTYRS MAKE MORE MISTAKES
  • The Teacher Martyr Makes Mistakes, Avoids Risk, and Observes Less
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Self-Care Habits That Give Students Our Best Self
  • Are You Meeting Your Own Basic Needs?
  • There’s a Reason We’re All So Tired
  • ESSAY 4: COMMON COGNITIVE ERROR
  • Fear Makes Us Vulnerable to Mistakes
  • How Fear Negatively Impacts Decision-Making
  • Fear as Insight Giver
  • Understanding Fear at the Cultural Level
  • Helping Students with Their Fear
  • Story Editing in the Classroom
  • Opening Possibilities by Letting Go
  • ESSAY 5: COMMON COGNITIVE ERROR
  • “Everything Will Be OK”
  • What “Everything Will Be OK” Sometimes Really Means
  • Bringing a Sense of Inquiry to What Isn’t OK
  • Reducing the Chance of Mistakes to Almost Zero
  • ESSAY 6: THOMASSONS
  • Maintaining Mistakes for the Wrong Reasons
  • Mistakes Hide False Beliefs
  • Evaluate by Examining Purpose: Does Form Fit Function?
  • Be Vigilant: Challenge the Feel-Good Thomassons
  • ESSAY 7: A MISTAKE-WELCOMING CLASSROOM CULTURE
  • The Balance of Belief and Doubt
  • Making Mistakes Part of Our Curriculum
  • The Value of (Some) Intentional Mistakes
  • Texts Are Our Co-Teachers
  • Failure and Reflection
  • The Space We Hold Is the Space Students Grow Into
  • MISTAKES LESSONS:
  • 1. Understanding the Word Mistake (Grades K–3)
  • 2. Defining the Word Mistake (Grades 4–12)
  • 3. “But I Didn’t Mean To!” Intent Versus Impact (Grades K–3)
  • 4. Intent Versus Impact (Grades 4–12)
  • 5. Mistakes Box (Grades K–3)
  • 6. Mistakes Résumé (Grades 4–12)
  • 7. Types of Mistakes (Grades 2–12)
  • 8. How Not to Repeat a Mistake (Grades 3–12)
  • EPILOGUE: IT’S WHAT WE DO NEXT THAT MATTERS