"No one likes to hear someone talk about failure, I was wrong" (Phillips, 2012). As we grow older we tend to want to fail less because we are scared that we will lose big!! I chose this video for many reasons but one of the biggest reasons being that so many of my students are afraid to fail as such a young age. I believe the biggest reason for this is because we as teachers have not embraced failure as a form of growth. We have decided as a society that someone who fails is not worthy of many things that people that don't fail should get. But in reality failure is all around us and the people that fail multiple times are the same people who take multiple risk. I want to show this video to my students when we school starts again because I'm sure they have never heard a speech about failure put this way. For me this speech reminds me of a commercial by Michael Jordan where he speaks about how many times he has failed in his life, from not making the winning basket to being cut from his basketball team.
As an individual this speech hit a chord because as teachers we are so scared at times to try something new because the administration will shut it down or because we just think it won't work, but in the last two years I have become less worried about that and I have realized how much happier I am when I try things and they work on don't work because at least I tried and the best part of it all is that I learned a valuable lesson to share with others and to continue to improve on.
Phillips, C. (2012, November 29). Failure to Find Passion: Cass Phillipps at TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D). Retrieved July 28, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLg46AVDD_Q