I’m an average, but keen, golfer and always in search of improvement. I don’t practice enough and so inevitably make the same mistakes year after year. I’ve not learned how to fail well and thus am not making progress.
I used this as a vehicle for getting students to understand that the responsibility for success lies with them. But they need to take several steps, with support from teachers, to turn failure into success.
- Understand what a good performance looks like. For me, in golf, this could be a video of my swing, but for a student it would be a model answer perhaps.
- Get some feedback on how your current performance differs from the ideal. For me this is watching myself swing a club and comparing it with the ideal. This needs to be done with help from a teacher/coach so that students can understand why their performance is…
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