Let's ban the word 'fail', teachers suggest

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    London - The word "fail" should be banned from use in British classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralising pupils, a group of teachers has proposed.

    Members of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) argue that telling pupils they have failed can put them off learning for life.

    A spokesperson for the group said it wanted to avoid labelling children. "We recognise that children do not necessarily achieve success first time," he said.

    "But I recognise that we can't just strike a word from the dictionary," he said.

    The PAT said it would debate the proposal at a conference next week.



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    Nah, without attitude adjustment there will be no 'success' delayed or otherwise.
     

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