Mistakes Don’t Fail Me Now

photo by Mason New

Last week, I visited a school that has a special mission to teach kids with dyslexia. In one classroom perched high and near the front, positioned at a focal point of the room hung a sign: “Mistakes are proof you’re trying.” Later that day, I heard a young girl who attends a different school say to her mother, “Well, I just made careless mistakes here which is why I got that grade.”