Butterflies and Open minds


In the video, Austin’s Butterfly, students and peers of his critiqued his work and gave feedback multiple times in order to make a better finished product. He made six drafts, and got better each time. The constructive criticism was received well and accepted by Austin. He had faith in their responses and received each comment with an open mind. He wanted to improve; he wanted to progress. Too often, elementary school teachers won’t critique the students’ work because “its all beautiful,” when in reality, kids want to get better and learn. If teachers in elementary school would freely critique and let their students create multiple drafts of their work regularly, maybe the next generation would be more receptive to new ideas and think with open minds.

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