By - Jeremy Royster

Why we must get over our fear of student error

https://www.edutopia.org/article/mistake-imperative-why-we-must-get-over-our-fear-student-error

In a 2018 study, neuroscientists at Caltech discovered that mistakes set off an almost instantaneous chain reaction of productive brain activity … the brain of a person making an error lights up with the kind of activity that encodes information more deeply.

As Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, explains succinctly: “Every time a student makes a mistake… they grow a synapse.”

 

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