Tip #685: Better Learning From Mistakes

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“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” Denis Waitley

[Note: All of the information in this Tip is drawn from “Why Mistakes Matter in Creating a Path for Learning,” by Claudia Wallis in The Hechinger Report (7-26-17).] https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/07/26/how-making-mistakes-primes-kids-to-learn-better/

Did you know that:

  1. We pay more attention when we make an error?
  2. If we are surprised that our answer is wrong, this really gets our attention?
  3. The more certain we are of our wrong answer, the better we will learn the right one after being corrected?
  4. Learners need permission to make mistakes so they can learn from them?
  5. The best way to help them learn from their mistakes is to ask learners to explain how they got their answers-
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