Each time we hear a message, it becomes part of our narrative – the story we tell ourselves is fostered from the time we are small, and isn’t saved for that magical time called adulthood. Sarah Kathleen Peck lays out the way to visualize our story as we face changes. Image if we equip our students with the same skills. Perhaps the question then becomes obsolete because failure is reframed as growth.
What messages can you reframe for your students today? Is there a student who doesn’t think she can “do math?” How about reminding that “I’m not a reader” kid that each time he reads a manual to do something with his knowledge, he is a reader.
The Oh Hello’s remind us that we make mistakes, and ‘Nothing is a waste if you learn from it.”