Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Think About Searching, #4
Making mistakes may be the best thing that can happen to you when you search. The brain research that has been done shows that the brain learns through errors. We should allow ourselves and our students to make mistakes. If we try many different combinations of search terms (trial and error), then we'll come upon the right ones. The most effective way to get better is to focus on our mistakes. It seems that unless we face the unpleasant feeling of being wrong (admitting we're wrong, more likely), then our minds cannot learn. As Carol Dweck, the educator, says: "the crucial ingredient of a successful education is the ability to learn from mistakes."