It Doesn’t Matter If It’s Good Right Now

These quotes and a few more hang on my classroom wall. They’re meant to inspire kids to try, fail, tweak, and try again until they succeed; to help them understand that success requires effort and persistence; that struggle makes the eventual achievement that much more satisfying. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. — Michael Jordan Do they work? Maybe, maybe not. Likely they just serve to make me feel like I’m encouraging them to stretch themselves … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter If It’s Good Right Now