After my last post, I loved watching Kathryn Schultz’s TedTalk about being wrong.
How do we encourage our students to be ok with being wrong? And learn from it!?
I’m listening to Schultz’s book right now, and it’s awesome. IMO, if we’re going to encourage our students to be ok with being wrong, we need to do two things.
1. Celebrate being wrong as much as we celebrate being right—why can’t we put up trophies, and recognitions for beautiful mistakes? Certainly there are public ways to celebrate these moments.
2. Recognize the backstory of failure and mistakes that lead to every success. What if there were a QR code on every trophy that linked to a video of a player talking about all the hard work and learning from mistakes it took to reach that accomplishment?
It all comes down to valuing process as much as product.
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