“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
~ Michael Jordan
Failing at something is discouraging. There’s no doubt about it. I try to find different ways to help my students learn to cope when they’ve failed to get the mark they wanted on a project, failed to get chosen for the school team, failed to ….etc. Many of my students aren’t very resilient. When they meet with failure, they just give up. Their low self-esteem just get’s stronger and stronger, and they’re willing to try less and less. I try to encourage them, but sometimes I feel me just talking it isn’t enough. That’s why when I come across things on the net like the video Famous Failures I’m delighted. I’ll bookmark the video using Delicious and then I’ll have it when I want to show it in September when we’re back at school.
Do you know of any other videos that I could use with my grade 9/12 students to motivate them? I’d really appreciate it if you’d send me the link. Thanks.