Invention. Relationships. Games. Failure leads to new insight, new motivation and new learning. But what happens when failure loses its sting — as when every team receives a trophy — or failure is not an option and a single “B” grade destroys someone’s college dreams? We need to cultivate failure in our educational system and encourage students of all ages to move outside their comfort zone, try the impossible, and fail spectacularly. Lightweight games can help them do just that, and I’ll explain how.
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