At long last, my youngest has started walking. Really, he seems to have started more in spite of his parents’ encouragement rather than because of it. But now that he’s at it, he simply radiates delight in this new ability.
There’s nothing quite like a newly-walking baby to get you pondering the concept of “CAN.” So in his honor, and for teachers and students everywhere whose sense of CAN might have become somewhat diminished, I’d like to share this provocation.
Resource #1: Samsung Galaxy: The Rest of Us
Resource #2: Ode to CAN
Resource #3: This Could Fail by John Spencer
- What are the different perspectives people hold when it comes to trying new things?
- Why does discouragement happen?
- What perspectives help people try again even when they fail?
- What is our responsibility to tell ourselves and others “you can?”
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