"the courage to allow yourself to fail"...well said Mr. dePaola. We can become so focused on having our students strive to "understand" everything we throw at them, that we get stuck on the "hamster wheel"...this was a good reminder for what I want to get across to my students: get messy, have fun, take risks and shake things up.
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