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Making Mistakes

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Today, you and I are going to talk about Making Mistakes

When I grew up, I was told not to make mistakes. Don’t make any mistakes.
Teachers still mark mistakes with a red pen. Tick and Cross. This tells us to make as few as possible in academics.
Now, we all know about Carol Dwek’s Growth Mindset. And now we encourage children to make mistakes. Are we telling them to make the same mistake over and over again?

All of us are unique.
We all have the ability to grow our talent and intelligence.
Kids with a growth mindset view mistakes as growth opportunities.

Unfortunately, many are STILL making mistakes about mistake. DO I MAKE SENSE? LET ME EXPLAIN

So what’s a good mistake and bad mistake
The growth is not in the mistake. The growth is in the reflection. The growth is in the reaction. The growth is in what we do to correct the mistake.

According to mindset works, there are 4 different kinds of mistakes
Aha moment mistake. When you do something you have never done before.
Stretch mistakes. Outside your comfort zone. We do this alot in Brainbow
High stake mistakes. Like in Olympics
Sloppy mistakes. We confront students and there is always a reason behind it. We encourage children to reflect. They are normally tired, don’t get enough sleep, and are not interested in the topic.

Did you hear me, are you ever curious why your child or student makes the same mistake again and again. And they are only labelled as Lazy? We don’t ask why, we don’t look at the bottom of the iceberg.

Next week we will discuss Effort. We will be reading Ada Twist Scientist.

As much as we want to master life. Live unconsciously. Life is about being conscious.
Let’s teach our children the right thing about mistakes. Encourage them to become lifelong learners.
Live, Learn, Grow.

We provide wellbeing, mental health awareness to children and families and schools through art craft and storytelling. Check out our Brainbow Box at our website today.

Nandhini Sivanna

Nandhini Sivanna

Nandhini Sivanna is an ISEI certified coach. She is the founder of Brainbow Kids. Brainbow Kids builds resilient children through EQ practices via art craft and storytelling.

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