Fail Forward: Encourage Resiliency and Embrace Mistakes

A Black female teacher helps guide a struggling Black female high school student.

The ability to grow and keep trying when you don’t succeed — resilience and grit — are key to cultivating a growth mindset, in academics and in life. I like how the business world has coined the term “failing forward” to mean using mistakes as stepping stones along the road towards achieving your goals.

– Amy Erin Borovoy



ACTIVITY

  • Model and reinforce the benefits of failure with your students.

  • Encourage students to be resilient and embrace mistakes.

  • Share this Video Montage from Edutopia with your students for some great examples.


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