Making mistakes is part of learning

Here’s an enlightening video from a blog post by Bill Gates, where Lyon Terry – teacher of the Year – and Bill Gates talked about making mistakes.

The fact that I can admit to my students that I make mistakes is probably one of the things that makes me the Teacher of the Year. – Lyon Terry

One of the guiding principles we follow in the program that I volunteered in is not to focus on whether the child got the answer correct or not. Rather the focus is on encouraging them to make an attempt and learn from their experience.