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Motivation Lesson 3-Overcoming Fear of Failure

Motivation Lesson 3-Overcoming Fear of Failure

Author: Megan Trimble

PBIS: By learning how overcome their fear of failure students will be able to set goals and take personal ownership for their education and overall well-being. When students learn these life skills they will better embrace your efforts to help them achieve.

Encourage students to realize failure can only help them be successful and that the concept should be embraced, not feared.

This lesson has been created to be administered in a variety of ways: flipped, independent, whole-class, small-group, etc. Teachers know their students best and can adapt materials as needed.  

Each lesson in this series consists of a video overview of the topic which should be viewed at the start of the lesson to introduce the topic/concepts. Once the video has been viewed students will engage in reading 3 narratives directly related to the lesson topic and then respond to (up to 10+) prompts in the form of response questions. Document have been made for either electronic or written completion.  

The classroom teacher can determine the most appropriate response questions to assign based on the length of class-time and/or total narratives reviewed.  There are supplemental multimedia for students to view/access in between narratives to help deepen their understanding of the lesson content. Finally, each lesson culminates in a short "AFL" containing differentiated questions related to concepts in the lesson.

Involving students in their own learning can also serve to motivate. Lessons that are teacher centered do little to encourage student involvement. Motivation and learning are enhanced when students are actively involved in a lesson through such efforts as: a cooperative learning project, role playing, or various hands-on activities.

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Introductory Video-Overcoming Fear of Failure

Begin the lesson by watching the Introductory video.

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)

Motivation Lesson #3-Short Stories

Click here to access the short stories for this lesson.  Read the 3 stories and view the motivation video clips. You can read all the stories at once or individually.  You will use the contents of the stories when answering the response questions later in the lesson.

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)

Courage of Famous Failures

Many people fail but not everyone tries again. Here are the stories of some legendary public figures who never gave up.


Source: Jazza

Motivation Lesson 3-Failure Student Response Docs

Click here to access the student response(s) document for this lesson. Your teacher will let you know which of the questions you will be required to complete.

Source: M.Trimble-2015 *(Advantage Press)