"Oh no" Another Mistake!! Creating a Climate where mistakes are an integral part of learning
Lets help kids learn about the importance of understanding the role of and importance of mistakes in their life. All too often kids are left with the “another Mistake comment!”
If we were to ever talk with a film editor or scientist you’ d have an entirely different perspective on mistakes and their importance in our lives A film editor would reveal whenever there is a mistake we always do a retake to get the correct take!
Scientist know the importance of placing all their mistakes in front of other scientist so each can learn from each others mistakes. If you visit Edison’s Botanic research lab in Fort Meyers Florida it will make you fully aware of all of the plants Edison experimented with to find the filament for the light bulb It was the hundreds of mistakes that made him successful in finding the first filaments for the incandescent light bulb. “Before I got through,” Edison recalled, “I tested no fewer than 6,000 vegetable growths, and ransacked the world for the most suitable filament material.”
“The electric light has caused me the greatest amount of study and has required the most elaborate experiments,” he wrote. “I was never myself discouraged, or inclined to be hopeless of success. I cannot say the same for all my associates.”
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Before he died in 1931, Edison patented 1,093 of his inventions. The wonders of his mind include the microphone, telephone receiver, universal stock ticker, phonograph, kinetoscope (used to view moving pictures), storage battery, electric pen, and mimeograph. Edison improved many other existing devices as well. From a discovery made by one of his associates, he patented the Edison effect (now called thermionic diode), which is the basis for all electron tubes.
Edison will forever be remembered for his contributions to the incandescent light bulb. Even though he didn’t dream up the first light bulb ever crafted, and technology continues to change every day, Edison’s work with light bulbs was a spark of brilliance on the timeline of invention. At the very beginning of his experiments with the incandescent lamp in 1879, he said:
“We are striking it big in the electric light, better than my vivid imagination first conceived. Where this thing is going to stop Lord only knows.”
“Once you have learned to ask relevant and appropriate questions,you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning what you need to learn” Thomas Edison
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