Famous Failures Vol. 1, Interactive Growth Mindset Bulletin Board, Grades 6-12

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Laura Randazzo
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Laura Randazzo


Life is hard and you will fail. It’s what you do next that determines the quality of your life. That’s the message I hope students in grades 6-12 learn from this interactive bulletin board that celebrates the growth mindset of famous figures who weren’t defeated by early failures and set-backs. This message, of course, is echoed all over social media, but I wanted to try to find reliable sources to back up what life experience has taught me to be true. To that end, I did some research and built these interactive bulletin board materials for our classrooms, librarians, and counseling offices.

Just print these materials and follow the simple step-by-step assembly directions to create an interactive bulletin board featuring 24 historic and modern examples of famous people who picked themselves up after early career failure. Better yet, have a student volunteer/T.A. build this for you!

Materials you’ll need:

White and colored printer paper


Tape (or glue)


Want to learn more about what's included and watch me build this bulletin board? Just go here to view the explainer video: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Growth-Mindset-Famous-Failures-Interactive-Bulletin-Board-to-Teach-Teens-Grit-3415741

Want to build a bigger board or switch out the examples mid-year?

Click here for Famous Failures Vol. 2:

Click here for Famous Failures Vol. 3:


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44-page PDF
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Lifelong tool
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