Monique Abbett, Academic Coach
Make lemonade! (Or why mistakes train our brain)
We've all heard 'learn from your mistakes' - but did you know mistake-making is actually good for your brain, even when you don't know you made one? Neuroscientists have discovered that our brain 'sparks and grows' as a result of mistakes. Understanding this helps us value all thinking, not just thoughts of those who seem to skate through school and life without a kerfluffle. When students view their learning environments as 'mistake friendly', they not only increase their effort, but they experience greater acadmic success. So take a risk - you have a lot to gain from it, and your brain will thank you!
Read this article to learn more.