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Unformatted text preview: should have. Failure, in this case, is my positive tool for achieving goals in life. Doubt Although I agree with Sherry that failure is a positive teaching tool, I also disagree with the statement 1 Wilson somewhat. Sherry suggests that students should always have a fear of failure in order to motivate themselves to do better in school, but is the threat of failure a valuable educational tool, or could it cause potential damage to developing student self-esteem and ability? Telling a student they are a failure, or even telling them they are going to fail a class may result in that student giving up the hope for themselves to pass the class and will ultimately fail anyway. I believe that if Sherrys idea of failure being a positive teaching tool isnt carried out as it should be, with the parents and school working hand-in-hand to help the student, the student will fail. 2...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 1A taught by Professor Chatham during the Fall '06 term at Saddleback.
- Fall '06