1. Jo Boaler challenges her online students to "design an activity that will reposition mistakes at school or in homes". What might you do to create an atmosphere that encourages and values mistakes in your classroom and/or beyond it?
2. Boaler says that in order for students to make mistakes, we need to create "disequilibrium" and give them work that is difficult for them. "This will be a big change for many teachers who currently plan the tasks....to ensure student success". As a teacher of SK/1, I sometimes struggle to find that "zone of proximal development" since many of my students are just learning to work independently- I can't always physically get around to support everyone, and if tasks are too hard, the kids get frustrated and lose interest. Comments?