The Goal: This exercise is designed to remind students that “failure” is not a bad thing—our mistakes are usually the best learning experiences in our lives!
RAMP (ASCA) Mindset & Behaviors addressed and developed: Academic: Critical Thinking; Open Perspective / Informed Decisions; Taking Challenges. Career: Perseverance; Overcoming Obstacles; Handling Change/Adapting. Social/Emotional: Life-Long Learning; Self-Confidence.
- Circle of chairs
- Indigo Report
Step 2: Have students share with the group a time they failed and what they felt and learned.
Example: A student shares about a time he missed the details in a project and how it caused him to get a lower grade. He talks about how he learned to 1) pay attention to details and 2) communicate with the teacher if he is unclear.
Note: Reference the Skills page in the Indigo Report—some students’ past failures may actually have resulted in certain skills being more developed.