|Colors of Spring|
It's circle time and all the students are sitting excitedly waiting for the color game. Every student is waiting to hop toward the color that is being called out. The teacher says "everyone stand up and hop to the Red table." All of the students except two, hop over to the Red table. The other two students hop to the Blue table. Do you tell the two students they are wrong? I don't , I never really tell a student that their answers are wrong. I say "try again," depending on the students, I might not say anything at all.
Instead I will note it, and continue with the game, being sure that I work on those colors again so that all the students master color recognition. Sometimes it is not important that all the students get each and every color correct, some things should be about the fun and enjoyment of the a game whether than a test.
Asking a student to try again, or providing them with the correct answer during small group can provide them with a comfortable and confident learning experience.
I believe that encouraging students to feel good about what they do and don't know, starts at a young age, if we build their self-esteem while they are young, they would be more open to speak up in class when they are older, without the fear of being wrong.