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Mistakes are Expected, Respected, Inspected, and Corrected Poster

A continual focus in my classroom is helping my students build a growth mindset.  One quote I’ve seen time and time again when it comes to growth mindset is “Mistakes are expected, respected, inspected, and corrected.”  I’ve seen this quote attributed to Jo Boaler and her “How to Learn Math” course.

This summer, I decided that I wanted to post this on the wall in my classroom as a reminder to students.  I looked online to see if anybody else had already made a poster, but I didn’t see anything that really caught my eye.  Though, there might have been a great one that I just missed somehow…  To be honest, I didn’t spend all that much time looking.

Here’s what I came up with:

Mistakes are expected, respected, inspected, and corrected poster for growth mindset

I originally wanted the words at the bottom to be printed on two different colors of paper and be alternated, but I accidentally loaded two sheets of orange paper in my printer.  So, orange it is!

Mistakes are expected, respected, inspected, and corrected poster for growth mindset

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Mistakes are… Poster (PDF) (2878 downloads)


Mistakes are… Poster (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (628 downloads)

For the Publisher file, you’ll need to also download these free fonts: Wellfleet and Caviar Dreams.  If you don’t want to deal with fonts, just download the PDF version.

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Unknown

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Hi Sarah, I love your poster. I'm wondering if you would be okay with me capturing an image of this and putting it on our Math Framework that we are building for our school division. Our framework is under construction and can be found at mathframework.com. I'd like to put it in the Numerate Environment section.

Unknown

Monday 25th of March 2019

Thank you for providing the file :)

Anonymous

Monday 3rd of September 2018

Thank you for sharing your amazing work! My first day of teaching is tomorrow, even though I am a little terrified, I have been incredibly inspired by your ideas. Growth mindset for the win!

Unknown

Friday 3rd of August 2018

Cool poster! I think it allows kids to feel safe and that making mistakes is okay.

Trevor Rehel

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Thanks for sharing! This is a great free poster too. https://twitter.com/ericcurts/status/847177073923895297

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

I haven't seen that one before. Awesome!