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