Lesson 4: Embracing Failure

Pupils focus on trial and error maths problems to get them thinking about the positive side of failure, as well as learning about the achievements of some inspirational individuals whose failures led them to great successes.

Learning Objectives

  • Describing how failing makes me feel

  • Knowing strategies to help manage feelings of failure

  • Understanding why failure is helpful

  • Knowing that it is important to learn from failure


Famous Failures PowerPoint


Created by:
Elaine Bousfield,  
Wellbeing specialist
Elaine worked for many years as a therapist with young people. She is the founder and chair of XenZone and its children and young people’s counselling service, kooth.com. Kooth delivers an onlineAnother term for ‘the internet’. counselling and therapy service. It is…
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