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. 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 refresh your bulletin board later in the year? Click here for Famous Failures Vol. 2: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Famous-Failures-Vol-2-Interactive-Growth-Mindset-Bulletin-Board-Grades-6-12-3536087
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