One of the most valuable things we can teach
children is how to cope with making mistakes. Making mistakes is a human
quality that all students need be comfortable with. They need to know
that if we didn’t make mistakes, there would be nothing to learn.
recognition of a perfect score on assignments and tests. Even a single
mistake can create anxiety and disappointment. Unfortunately, perfect
scores continue to be rewarded and mistakes frowned upon.
students that it is okay to be wrong and that you can use it as an opportunity
assignment as well as what was incorrect.
they can learn from them and correct any misconceptions.
a better teacher because it helps you to uncover the areas that need more
out that item out. For those that got it, you can offer them extra
credit. You can always then make sure to teach the concept in your next
lesson and then include the item on the next test.
them that it was a nice try, or that they are close to the right answer and see
if they can amend their response independently.
that they can be correct.
the response that they did so you can analyze their misconception.
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