Friday, September 28, 2012
Fear to Fail to Pass
Fear of failure is a common thing seen among high schools. Even here at Okoboji, many students fear not doing well. One reason for here at Okoboji would be that kids who are involved in sports or other activities don't want to fail because then they're unable to participate in whatever they are doing. The 'no pass, no play' rule is very effective in that sense to prevent kids from failing. I think a big way in which teachers help is when they give the options to retake a test or to redo something in general. I know that if I do really poorly on something that I will take the chance to redo it for a better score. Fearing failure is a good thing because it acts like a motivator to help be successful in all classes. Being utterly terrified of not being able to do well in a class is not necessarily what the article was trying to get at. I think what is was saying failing at that time in life is okay, and it's always possible to try again.
Posted by Poofilicious at 11:43 AM