Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Remember that Edison failed about 10,000 times before he invented the electric light bulb? Okay, it was only 9,999 times! Anyhow, how can we teach students (and other humans) how to learn from their own mistakes?
I often had my former students analyze which Reading skills they needed more time to learn and master. I taught them how to identify these skills, find new questions that were testing the same skill, and then how to find out the correct answers. When they learned this skill, they succeeded! I promise.
The following post is from teachthought.com and does feature some ideas “by bettermarks, a company looking for teachers to beta test their adaptive Math software.” These ideas can also be used in any other subject that we teach in home school or public schools.
honor mistakes as guidance for the student and teacher, too.
encourage students to try different ways to solve problems and find new ways to get the correct answer
provide timely feedback for immediate re-training and encouragement
Some of these ideas are “basic education strategy 101” but it’s still necessary for we “experienced” teachers to remember.
Instead of making students feel “stupid,” teach them how to learn from their mistakes!