I was repeatedly heard yesterday urging students to make mistakes, loudly. Why loudly? The better to fix them.
Because fixing mistakes is a three step process.
- MAKE mistakes.
- DISCOVER mistakes.
- FIX mistakes.
As makers of mistakes, we tend to overlook step 2, and that’s where making them loudly can be of use. A mistake left unnoticed is a mistake that will be repeated.
A boldly-made mistake is one that will be discovered and fixed.