Why does it matter?
Mistakes are an invaluable tool for learning. The question “When you make a mistake, does your teacher help you correct it?” provides insight into whether or not students are being taught healthy skills for how to accept feedback and incorporate that feedback.
Jo Boaler on why mistakes matter
Stanford University Professor Jo Boaler discusses why mistakes are invaluable tools for learning, and then considers a grading strategy that recasts mistakes as opportunities. Here’s a quick explanation of how to capitalize on students’ mistakes: