Monday, November 2, 2015

Is Failure Essential to Success?

Today, we are exploring the theme of failure in life and in our novel, The Absolute Value of Mike. We are watching a speech given by famed writer J.K. Rowling, author of the widely popular and mesmerizing Harry Potter novels. (Here is the link in case you want to watch it again or are out from school today:

In Mike, we see that failure seems to be a part of his life, too. He isn't quite able to master math, to have a good relationship with his dad, or to feel intrinsically valued for anything about himself--until Do(n)over. Then, things begin to change.

Today, we are chatting about failure as J.K. Rowling defines it, and tomorrow we will explore Mike Frost's experiences with failure in closer detail.

Our word of the day today is INTRINSIC, an adjective which means of or relating to an inner value or inner ability or goal. 

Our homework for tonight is to read Chapter 19 in Mike, pp. 154 - 161.


Mr. R

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