Summary of How to Learn? From Mistakes

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To expect perfection is to doom students to a future without learning.


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Diana Laufenberg has paved her way to excellence on a road of instructional failures. After employing traditional pedagogical methods during her first year of teaching, she realized that learning has profoundly shifted. To engage students, Laufenberg gives them a voice, lets them create “authentic experiences” and embraces their failures. getAbstract recommends her smart lecture to educators who impart knowledge to students of any age or subject.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why traditional methods of teaching are no longer relevant
  • What alternative techniques better engage students in the modern era


Until the advent of the Internet, the purpose of schools was simple and clear: to impart knowledge that was otherwise unavailable to students. However, the World Wide Web has altered students’ interactions...
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About the Speaker

Diana Laufenberg is a teacher at Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy.

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