Learning to Catch Your Own Mistakes
Catching our own mistakes is difficult. Whether it’s math, a typo, or grammar (did I make any mistakes yet?) it’s hard to catch them when they are our own. Sandra Okito, who I have been fortunate to know as a Professor, did a study using a technology tool with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders as they works on math problems. “Might there be a way for students to develop and improve their monitoring skills? Some research suggests that students have an easier time when it comes to finding the mistakes of others, and so monitoring a third party could be a good way to help students develop monitoring skills. But there are social and logistical problems with having students monitor each other. Even adults are made uncomfortable when they have to work with somebody peering over their shoulder.” The article is here on EdSurge.