Safe to Take Risks

Protection from Adverse Consequences of Initial Failures

What does that mean?

Our students often will allow the “fear of failure” and the “negative consequences” to keep them from pursuing challenges. They are scared to fail, especially when others are watching and this keeps their true intelligence from shining. Teachers should incorporate technology tools that protect students from their fear, allowing them to work with partners, emphasizing progress and not emphasizing mistakes, and by keeping them anonymous (when possible) from the scrutiny of others. We must allow for quality over quantity, and persistence of learning to prevail. Failure should be taught as a road map to success. To learn from a mistake, and never quit.

Every student deserves a safety net.

We emphasize practice, not perfection

Schlechty Net Gen Project