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Making Mistakes Meaningful

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failure, mistakes, student voice, TLC student ownership, TLC Critical Thinking
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  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element A: Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Diana Laufenberg shares three surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes in this Ted Talk. Coupled with a blog post from Dr. Richard Curwin, which provides 9 possible ways you can teach with mistakes, this resource will support teachers and students as they forge new territory in maintaining a positive outlook about failure. 

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Citation

Laufenberg, D. (2010, November). How to learn? From mistakes. [Video file]. Retrieved on December 14, 2015, from www.ted.com/talks/diana_laufenberg_3_ways_to_teach

Curwin, R. (2014, October 28). It's a mistake not to use mistakes as part of the learning process. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/use-mistakes-in-learning-process-richard-c...

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In the Related Resources area below you will find an Edutopia page with links to many, many resources to "normalize struggle and help children view mistakes as opportunities."

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