LEARNING FROM FAILURE
(TOPIC: GRIT / FAILURE)
FAILURE IS HOW WE LEARN. THIS ACTIVITY ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THAT FAILING IS A GOOD THING!
EQUIPMENT: EACH STUDENT WILL NEED PAPER AND A WRITING TOOL
“YOU HAVEN’T FAILED. YOU HAVE JUST FOUND 100 WAYS THAT DON’T WORK “ DISPLAY THIS QUOTE SOMEWHERE IN YOUR CLASSROOM SO ALL STUDENTS CAN READ IT.
ASK STUDENTS TO THINK ABOUT THIS QUOTE AND WHAT IT MEANS. HAVE A BRIEF CLASS DISCUSSION SO STUDENTS CAN SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON WHAT THIS QUOTE MEANS.
ASK STUDENTS TO REFLECT INDIVIDUALLY ON A TIME THAT THEY FAILED AT SOMETHING. ENSURE THAT STUDENTS FOCUS ON WHAT THEY LEARNT FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND HOW IT HELPED THEM LEARN. ASK STUDENTS TO WRITE THEIR EXPERIENCE AND WHAT THEY LEARNT DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER.
STUDENTS CAN THEN SHARE THEIR FAILURES AND LESSONS LEARNT WITH THE CLASS IF THEY WISH.
YOU COULD CREATE A FAILURE WALL IN YOUR CLASSROOM WHERE STUDENTS CAN SHARE WAYS THEY LEARNT THROUGH FAILURE UP ON THE WALL.
ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES
All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.org, www.reachout.com, www.playmeo.com, www.tom.edu.au, and through years of practice in education. Thanks to the many educators who have contributed to this list of tried and tested activities.
For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.