Mistakes. Both my students and I make tons of them (who doesn’t, anyway?). Our agreement, however, is that no embarassement is due if one can replace their mistake with a good answer.
I sometimes feel really proud of this climate, which I seem to be able to produce systematically. Other times, instead, I fall into despair because I’m scared I’m spoiling my students: after all they are good at struggling to find a better answer but they don’t seem to be as good at finding out their own mistakes.
What is your experience in this matter?