Gutman Library Book Talk - From Oops to Aha: Portraits of Learning from Mistakes in Kindergarten
From Oops to Aha pulls back the curtain on learning from mistakes in four public school Kindergarten classrooms: urban, charter, Montessori, and suburban. All Kindergarten classrooms are not the same; the nuanced way teachers respond to mistakes in the moment is impacted by access to resources and by policies enacted at a broader level. This book will inform and inspire readers to reexamine preconceived notions of mistakes, feedback, and early childhood learning and teaching, and to reconsider their impact on educational equity.
Join us as we welcome HGSE alumna and the author of the book, Dr. Maleka Donaldson, A.B.'02, Ed.M.'11, Ed.D.'17. Dr. Donaldson is Assistant Professor of Education and Child Study at Smith College. She studies the role of mistakes in learning and teaching and has previously published articles in the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Educational Research, Schools: Studies in Education, and more. She will be introduced by Dr. Tina Grotzer, Ed.M.'85, Ed.D. '93, Principal Research Scientist in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
This event will be live-captioned. Please register: bit.ly/FromOopsToAha