A good friend shared this episode of NPR’s TED radio hour with me today and I thought I’d pass it on to you. I’m glad that there is a larger audience for this as we all benefit from the understanding that making mistakes is ok. And learning from them is even better! (Click on the title to teleport to the TED radio hour.)
At our Welcome Back assembly last Thursday, we talked with the students about the importance of making mistakes. Most people are simply much too worried about making mistakes and it’s so unfortunate when that trickles down to our children particularly when mistakes result in some of the greatest inventions and ideas of our time. As we shared in the assembly, “Whether it is silly putty, post-it notes, or chocolate chip cookies, not everything turns out the way we’d planned. Sometimes it works out to be much, much better!”
How will you emphasize the importance of making mistakes to your child this week?