Student Mistakes: Who Should Correct Them?

Credit: iStock.com/Marco Rosario Venturini Autieri
Credit: iStock.com/Marco Rosario Venturini Autieri
I write regularly about the value of making mistakes and the potential of learning from them. No, I’m not advocating making mistakes on purpose; most of us slip up plenty without prior planning. The problem is how mistakes make us feel and how those feelings motivate efforts to avoid further blunders. When we draw big negative conclusions from mistakes, we’re not likely to devote time trying to learn from them.

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