What if the problem has nothing to do with the teaching and learning of math? What if the problem is unrelated to math?
Kids are awesome, even when they don’t seem to be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. What we do and say to them are the only things that can ruin that perfection. Alternatively, what we do and say to them can also make them even better.
I recently started reading The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, a book about unlocking the neurological secrets of developing skills in sports, art, music, math, and just about anything. In this blog post I discuss the insights I have learned so far and how I tested them with my own personal experiment.
Mistakes are often avoided for fear of failure and other undesirable consequences. However, mistakes are the feedback by which we learn how to improve our techniques and approaches. Mistakes are the building blocks to success and avoiding them directly affects your chances of greater success.
Failing is a part of learning, however, we often hesitate to do it. We fear failing big and minimize the effort so any pending failure is minimized as well. In this blog post, I discuss a personal experience where I learned the power of making mistakes like I meant to and how it lead to spectacular results.