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?