Keeping your students creative and in love with learning will take focus and determination. These steps will help you teach your students how to learn from mistakes. These options will come in handy next time they feel like giving up.
Remember, there are NO mistakes in art; just different ways to do things
“In the art studio, I would like for students to be able to solve problems without shouting out “I MESSED UP!” Whenever someone panics over they work, I point them to this poster and encourage them to find a solution to their problem.” – Kuhn
Equip your students with tools
These erasers wrapped as candy are great gifts for students. “It’s OK to make mistakes, as long as you make the effort to correct them.” – Nikki Kinney
Set the stage for a “risk-free” environment
“Miss Take was a teacher I used to teach with and then tell them funny stories about all the silly things she did…all the mistakes she made. Then we talk about all the mistakes and add those to Miss Take’s anchor chart. When we finish talking about all the mistakes, I tell them that Miss Take is really ME!!!” – Cara Carroll
Help students assess their own learning
“Studies show that students who are partners in their own assessment show increased engagement in all subject areas, and are more likely to become life-long learners.” – Denise, www.bloglovin.com
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