We all know that making mistakes is part of learning. Begin the year with a series of low risk situations designed to get students to make mistakes and share them with the class. Model how to graciously make a mistake without excuses and let the students relish in mistakes early and often. Then when mistakes are made they will not feel discouraged in more difficult situations.
By: Mr. Woodford
I will reflect on ideas and practices I learn through my formative years as a classroom math teacher.