Creating Safe Places to Take Risks for Learning

What messages will you give your students about the value of mistakes as we learn?

Chilli Growth from Flickr via Wylio
© 2009 Sam_Catch, Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio

Mistakes, fertile ground for growth.

Live on the learning edge – don’t be afraid to make a mistake.

The path of learning is littered with mistakes – thank goodness!

Mistakes are the stepping stones to learning.

If you can’t make a mistake you can’t make anything. 

How to grow new pathways in your brain:  

1. Take on a tricky problem.

2. Never fear mistakes.

3. Share your thinking.

4. Persist till you meet success.  

Parents and teachers, what messages do you give your kids to encourage risk taking as they learn?

 

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