This upside down rubber duck illustrates failure and why it's important to teach students to learn how to fail.

3 steps to rethink failure

Educators can teach students to reconsider failure and turn it into a catalyst for future success

Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but it is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self. When people experience failure, they often report feelings of embarrassment, shame and depression. Teens can perceive it as a judgment – final, condemning and irreversible.

But, as many educators know, failure is an essential part of the learning process. A 2016 study from Columbia
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