This growth mindset lesson, Famous Failures, will have your students working collaboratively to learn about 6 famous failures and how they overcame obstacles on their path to success. Your students will learn to overcome obstacles, accept challenges and they will understand that mistakes are okay, and often necessary to be successful.
Introduce your students to the idea of a Growth Mindset. The simple idea that your brain is like a muscle is proven to have profound impact on learning! Watch the video with students - they’ll love the story and identify with Mojo’s struggle. The video ends with a question, leading right into a class discussion.
This activity can be used as part of a growth mindset lesson. After reading aloud the book, "It's Okay to Make Mistakes" by Todd Parr, your students can make personal connections by reflecting on the questions, then writing and drawing their responses.
Use this Growth Mindset Graphic Organizer to get your students reflecting and embracing a growth mindset this year. Make a copy then edit this template (on TeacherSherpa) to duplicate the page and edit the sections to meet your own student needs.
Growth Mindset Fortune Teller: Fun for Growth Mindset Lesson & Counseling Groups