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Learning from Mistakes

Teacher Notes

Have students write about a mistake they learned from during the week.
(This came from a chat on Twitter)

My students' homework when I gave a test back was to write the question and correct answer to each one that they got wrong. 

My You Matter page - #youmatter

My Risk-Taking and Innovation page

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." ~ Albert Einstein

To err and learn, is far better than never to err at all. 

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
Sir Winston Churchill

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning!


Let your FAILs turn into SAILS Second Attempt In Learning Successes!”

How Teachers Can Help Students Embrace the Role of Failure in Learning BAMRadio!@coolcatteacher @NancyFlanagan, @ECEPolicyWorks, @stumpteacher @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

FAIL | Teaching Now... @TG_Neil


Teacher Notes
Create an environment in your classroom and school where children and staff are allowed to be risk takers and innovators.  Make sure that they understand it is okay to fail but to learn from their mistakes.

Why Kids Should Pay Attention to Their Mistakes

A Teacher’s Guide to Modelling Failure

How to Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret to Success - How Parents Talk About Failure Affects Children's Success: NPR

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage.  You have to fail in order to practice being brave. (Mary Tyler Moore)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Elbert Hubbard)

If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything.

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change can be." — John Wooden

The shortest errors are always the best. (Charron)

Even the wisest of the wise may err. (Aeschylus)

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
Benjamin Franklin