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What Have Houstonians Learned From Their Own Mistakes?

Some argue we do a disservice in public education today by not creating enough time and space for kids to make mistakes and then learn from them – that we’re so focused on memorization and regurgitation of facts, of dictating, of “teaching to the test,” that we’re not imparting a crucial piece of the educational […]


Some argue we do a disservice in public education today by not creating enough time and space for kids to make mistakes and then learn from them – that we’re so focused on memorization and regurgitation of facts, of dictating, of “teaching to the test,” that we’re not imparting a crucial piece of the educational process – learning how to learn.

That’s something the Houston-based Woods Project school aims to do. We’ll talk with Steve Rosencranz, its founder and President. We’ll also talk with GDF Suez executive and Olympic gold medalist Mike Marsh about what non-cognitive skills he believes are essential to a child’s educational success.

Along the way, we’ll seek out your examples of mistakes you made in your life, how you learned from them, and whether you believe we offer enough opportunities for our kids today to learn from their mistakes.

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