072: The Power of Making Mistakes

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In this episode

Making and sharing mistakes is one of the most powerful tools for learning. However, many adults and students do all they can to avoid and hide those mistakes. Guest Jon Harper explains how to strengthen your courage to discuss mistakes so you and the young people you influence most can become learners for life.

About today’s guest

Jon Harper is Assistant Principal of Sandy Hill Elementary School and host of the My Bad podcast and blog. This is his 19th year in education, during which time he has taught 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade. He lives is Cambridge, Maryland with his amazing wife and two awesome kids.

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