Creating Safe Places to Take Risks for Learning

What messages will you give your students about the value of mistakes as we learn? 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 makeContinue reading “Creating Safe Places to Take Risks for Learning”

Taking on the Challenge

And the moral of the story is…. Ugh!  A didactic tale can fall flat. With little meaningful connection to the story the message is seldom remembered or lost to the reader.  You may identify with this.  I for one, recognize this didactic interaction not only in books but in my classroom. Lesson 4  of How toContinue reading “Taking on the Challenge”