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Topic: Failure (03/01/04)
TITLE: Failed, but not a faliure
By Melanie Kerr
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I have been teaching for twenty five years now. Yes, I failed my first teaching practice, but I went on to pass the following ones, improving gradually each time. I did not end up in a job teaching very small children, but in a high school teaching teenagers with chips on their shoulders and smart remarks on their tongues. I still fail to communicate at times. It has been a long time since I was that young.
Real failure happens when we stop learning from the mistakes that we make. Real failure comes when we give up and accept as unchangeable situations that never are.