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Famous Failures

Famous Failures is an inspiring and educational activity designed to teach children about the concept of failure, growth mindset, and the importance of resilience.

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Famous Failures is an inspiring and educational activity designed to teach children about the concept of failure, growth mindset, and the importance of resilience.

The resource includes a set of cards featuring famous individuals who have experienced failures on their journey to success. By engaging with these cards, children are encouraged to discuss and reflect on the experiences of these individuals, answering questions that promote a positive mindset towards failure and personal growth.

Benefits:

• Embracing Failure: The activity promotes a healthy perspective on failure by highlighting famous individuals who have faced setbacks and failures in their lives. By learning about the struggles and challenges these individuals encountered, children gain a better understanding that failure is a natural part of life and that it should be embraced as an opportunity for growth and improvement.
• Discussion and Reflection: The activity includes an A4 question mat where children can place the cards and engage in discussions about each famous individual's failures. By answering the questions related to each card, children are prompted to think critically, share their thoughts, and express their own experiences with failure.

Why not laminate the A4 question mat and use whiteboard markers for a fun, wipe-clean activity? This option allows for repeated use of the resource in classroom settings, enabling teachers to engage students in ongoing discussions about failure and growth mindset.

Famous Failures promotes the development of resilience and a growth mindset in children. By learning about successful individuals who persevered through failures, children gain inspiration and motivation to persist in the face of challenges. They learn that setbacks are not permanent roadblocks but stepping stones towards success and personal development.