A wicked problem is a problem that needs to be solved, specifically here in education, and has no known or easy solutions. The wicked problem that we decided to tackle was, “Allowing failure to be as powerful a learning tool as success.”
Our students, in general, are very afraid to fail. They are embarrassed to make mistakes in front of their peers and look like they are “stupid”. This is a problem. The growth mindset shows us that failure is a vital role in discovery and people need to learn from their failures and move forward.
As part of attempting to solve this wicked problem, we have compiled some resources for educators, administrators, students, parents, and policymakers in order for these stakeholders to begin changing their mindsets about allowing failure to be an integral role in the learning process. Please click here to explore these resources further.