Mistakes serve an important function in the learning process. Babies do not wake up one day speaking their native language fluently after months of only being able to communicate by crying. They learn their native language through years of mistakes. Neither do they learn to walk in a single moment of new found grace and balance, nor does a new cook become a master chef without mistakes.
In Sudbury Schools we recognize that mistakes are a fundamental part of learning any new skill. From mathematics to a musical instrument or a second language the road to mastery is paved with mistakes.