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Making mistakes is part of the learning process and am still growing from it.
The best players learn from their mistakes and cope with failure as well as success
Hope you know this small boy
The 25-year-old boy made a world-record €222 million move from Barcelona to PSG last week

I think as a teacher you need to know 50% of what is happening around you.
For your information I don’t like football anymore
But i learn from their mistakes.

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman a doctor who admits to having made mistakes.He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other.But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to discuss them. Instead, they are often covered up, blamed on others, or ignored.


The challenge is a doctor’s mistake often lead to loss of life or body part (eg amputated leg ) so several emotions are involved

If a carpenter makes a mistake, one can buy another furniture or refuse to patronize or ask for refund.

But when life is involved or a lifetime damage to a body part, no one will make excuses for the doctor especially the family of the person involved

Everyone makes mistakes no doubt but some mistakes are too costly

Comments from platform 5

Hearing this talk created in me a great need to examine the many mistakes I have made in my life this morning
And if you talk about mistakes Eben is number one
I believe that what separates the leader on the court from the pack is mistake. And if you fail, you need to learn from your mistakes. Making mistakes to me is part of the learning process

To make this class effective I’ll like us to State some mistakes will have made in life and posible benefits of those mistakes?

Especially in the classroom?


I want to give us 20m to talk on thisπŸ‘†πŸ»

I oncd thought i knew number lines in and out and went into a clasroom unprepared, i didnt even make a lesson note on it, only to get to a point and got confused, i had to apply wisdom and gave the children a quick brainwork while i quickly glanced through the textbook and saw where the error was
From platform 1

The mistake I made. One of d pupils farted in the class so I punished all of them because I couldn’t singled out the exact child.
At the end of the punishment a child came to me and said miss temmy I no the person. She mentioned the child’s name.
I learnt from that mistake that educators should always give room for pupils to say out their mind before any action is taking.
From platform 5
I have made several mistakes in class… The recent One was that i gave my Pupils a wrong spelling to Learn on their word bank… When i realised my mistake, i did everything possible to erase the wrong spelling from their heads. It wasn’t easy at all

From platform 3
Mistakes are a sign that you are human and that you are learning and wanting to make progress. The problem is not the mistake you made, it’s your attitude after the mistake. I made a mistake of losing in class, as getting angry , I asked a child to get out of the class and the next thing I got a call that a child is scared of me and wouldn’t enter my class. Hmmm, I had to apologise and explain both to mother and child. It was a big deal for me because I hate to be on defensive. But I learnt to nicely express my displeasure in class.

From platform 4
One of the mistakes I’ve made is to poorly mark one of my students home work. She brought back the error to me and I was like ashamed.

From platform 5
My biggest mistake was when i flogged a sickle cell pupils some years back. It was not funny at all
From platform 4

Some teachers mistakes can be worse/ costlier than a doctor’s own
Mine was when I took playgroup. I always tell to drop dirt in the dustbin. This day I dropped a biscuit wrapper on the floor and a 2 year old walked up to me and said” is that your dustbin” I almost fainted
Platform 4
A mistake I made was when I didn’t prepare a lesson plan
Plan because I thought I knew the topic too well, the feedback from the pupils was poor
From platform 5
I made a mistake of ticking a child’s result based on her size(very petti) instead of making enquiry or observing . I had just taken over the class close to the result making period. I ticked she was a beginner at door opening. This infuriated the father, he left the school.
From platform 1

The mistake of a Doctor is buried 6ft under the ground
The mistake of a Teacher lives longer than 6yrs……if not corrected

From platform 3
I remember once I was eating and busy discussing with a parent that came into my office,and a little girl who came to the library piped to stay hello,and saw what I was doing just told me straight. Mrs felix that’s a bad habit.
I was so embarrassed.

From platform 4
I have made several mistakes in class… The recent One was that i gave my Pupils a wrong spelling to Learn on their word bank… When i realised my mistake, i did everything possible to erase the wrong spelling from their heads. It wasn’t easy at all

From platform 3
Teachers are human which makes making mistakes inevitable. So what I do is that I make my pupils my best pals. They know the class is for all of us. I let them know I too can make mistakes and they’re free to correct me if I do. They most times do to protect my interests. So if I sometimes make mistake of writing the wrong date, they point it out and I don’t get upset about it. Non withstanding I try as much as I can to get my information correctly before walking into the class but if peradventure I still make mistakes in the course, they gladly step in to safe the day and I don’t feel bad at all. That is if they spot it as a mistake. It’s interesting if your kids are your best friends. I have emotional attachment with them so it’s easier. Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes for them to spot and go to the board to correct it. It’s another way of testing their attention skill and it works for me.
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Thank you Mr. Eben
Thanks a bunch

Most of us grew up knowing the wrong one

One of my mistakes was that I sent a pupil to the toilet without supervision towards closing hour. Unfortunately, his mum’s friend saw him, took a photograph of him and sent the picture to his mum. It wasn’t a funny matter!

From platform 6
This advice runs counter to the cultural assumptions we have about mistakes and failure, namely that they are shameful things.
As a teacher You need to continue learning – and be prepared not to settle for the something easy. You need to keep your interest alive.
You can only learn from a mistake after you admit you’ve made it. As soon as you start blaming other people (or the universe itself) you distance yourself from any possible lesson. But if you courageously stand up and honestly say β€œThis is my mistake and I am responsible” the possibilities for learning will move towards you. Admission of a mistake, even if only privately to yourself, makes learning possible by moving the focus away from blame assignment and towards understanding. Wise people admit their mistakes easily. They know progress accelerates when they do.
This advice runs counter to the cultural assumptions we have about mistakes and failure, namely that they are shameful things.

In conclusion
We’re taught in school, in our families, or at work to feel guilty about failure and to do whatever we can to avoid mistakes. This sense of shame combined with the inevitability of setbacks when attempting difficult things explains why many people give up on their goals: they’re not prepared for the mistakes and failures they’ll face on their way to what they want.
What’s missing in many people’s beliefs about success is the fact that the more challenging the goal, the more frequent and difficult setbacks will be. The larger your ambitions, the more dependent you will be on your ability to overcome and learn from your mistakes.
I observed learning from mistakes requires three things in life:
Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes
Having the self-confidence to admit to them
Being courageous about making changes
This essay will cover all three. First we have to classify the different kinds of mistakes.
I would love to see a sign on every entrance to every school that says, “Everyone who enters here will learn.” Learning means not being afraid to examine mistakes that teachers make and encouraging students to think in ways that might produce mistakes. Use all these mistakes to learn from, to improve, and to feel good about individual progress.




In the comments below, please share a mistake that you made and what you learned from it.

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