Victims of Excellence: Teaching Children to Learn from Mistakes, Parents to Allow Them

Rae Pica with Dr. Fernette Eide, Alina Tugend, Fran Simon

Learning from mistakes is one of those notions that is easier said than done. In fact, the way teachers and parents react when children make mistakes says volumes to young children and can impact them for the rest of their lives. Our guests share insights on encouraging a willingness to make mistakes and to learn from them. Hint: It starts with you.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Dr. Fernette Eide, Neurologist, and co-author of The Dyslexic Advantage and Mislabeled Child. Alina Tugend has been a journalist for more than 25 years and has written about education, environmental issues, and consumer culture for numerous publications including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Education Week, She is author of Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. Fran Simon is Chief Engagement Officer of Engagement Strategies, LLC. She has been an Early Childhood educator since 1981.
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