Help Students Reflect on Mistakes
A few questions that encourage students to reflect on their mistakes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth.
1) After student makes a mistake ask them to reflect on what happened and why:
a) What happened when you made the mistake (when you were explaining your strategy)?
b) How did you realize you had the wrong answer?
c) Tell us about how you started the problem? Why was that in your brain?
d) How did it feel when you realized you had the wrong answer?
e) What did you learn from it?
2) Acknowledge student’s learning and growth from the mistake
Additional Resources: Video - Watch a teacher help her students reflect on their mistakes
Subjects: Math, English / Lit., Science, Social Studies, Other
Time of year: Anytime
Class period: Anytime