“What are the things I want to do going forward that this mistake is giving me insight into?”

New York-based educator Colleen Cruz

In this article, Nimah Goblr delves into educator Colleen Cruz’s book Risk. Fail. Rise.: A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakesand Eduardo Briceño’s four categories that are useful for classifying mistakes. Goblr examines how teachers can benefit from making “good” mistakes, setting boundaries to help reduce mistakes, and apologizing when they err, so that students see what it is like to take ownership of a mistake.