Failure and a Growth Mindset


The Essential QUESTION

  • How do we foster a growth mindset?

Other Discussion Questions

  • What strikes you as noteworthy about this video?

  • How is failure viewed in our school culture? For students? Teachers?

  • What is our student mindset around failure?
  • When a student is struggling, how do we handle the trade-off between giving them the answer, or letting them continue to struggle?
  • What are examples of assignments where students are encouraged to take risks, fail, and iterate until they produce something they're proud of?
  • What incentives within our school motivate students to embrace opportunities for failure?

  • What micro-innovations could we try that would give students more experience with recovering from failure?

Bonus Video