It was a typical day, the lunch bell rang and me and my two so called friends jumped in my little green Toyota.
It is amazing how fast you become popular when you have license and others don't.
But, just as in making errors on this paper and making the corrections, making mistakes in life and correcting those makes for a better human being.
During my nineteen years of life, I have made many mistakes. But, I have learned many lessons from these mistakes.
Anyway we hurried off to the shopping plaza and had our lunch.
It’s no wonder that some students grapple with a desire for perfection and hold a strong disdain for making mistakes. Failing to reach a goal can elicit discomfort, as well as feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, disappointment, and fear.As teachers and parents, it is wise to allow children to make mistakes.As adults, we’ve already done, and will continue to do, our own learning.One hard earned lesson came at the age of sixteen, the age when we all feel we have reached adulthood.From the moment I received my driver's permit, my parents told me repeatedly, "Be Careful, Drive Slow, Drive Safe! Free, free to hit the road, no parents to drop you off or pick you up. Unfortunately I learned my lesson on being cool and not obeying my parents.Teachers can do this by encouraging and praising students for their drive, perseverance, motivation, and effort (more information about effective praise can be found here).In this way, students will be more likely to take healthy risks and accept their mistakes.When we consciously (or unconsciously) save our children from making mistakes, we rob them of an opportunity to grow. A student forgets their homework and faces a failing grade.Yes, it’s devastating for the child (and perhaps for the parent).In the long run, does it benefit the child more if the teacher allows the student to call home and request that the parent bring the homework OR should the teacher require the student to accept the failing grade? That endless success loses its meaning, and hence, the intensity of the reward becomes muted. There’s nothing better (unless, of course, you’re rooting for the opposing team).When students repeatedly experience loss and failure, the success that follows a boatload of hard work and dedication tastes better than a hot fudge sundae! When a child knows that there are inherent benefits to mistake-making, it naturally takes the pressure off.