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#1 User is offline   Gertie Keddle 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:17 PM

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope With Setbacks
Schools say students need help understanding that stumbles are inevitable, and even valuable, parts of growing up
WSJ
Melissa Korn
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Colleges nationwide are trying to instill in students a concept that seems contrary to encouraging excellence: It's OK to fail sometimes.

Vanderbilt University, Princeton University and other schools have workshops and post online vignettes with students and staff
discussing their failures and moments of self-doubt, while University of Montana students post "Best Fail Ever" stories on bulletin boards around campus and Colorado State University has passed out thousands of stickers with inspirational quotes about resilience.

At the University of Central Arkansas, the two-year-old Fail Forward Week encourages faculty to talk about failure and show TED talks
on the subject. Students write about their own failures, ranging from academic challenges to relationship woes, on large sheets of paper placed around campus.


Sheila Atiemo, 20, a junior at Bentley University, felt unmoored after realizing she didn't enjoy—and wasn't performing well in—an accounting class last year. 'I freaked out,' she said.

"We always painted failing a class or failing a test in a completely negative light, and we didn't give the space to say if this
does happen, it's a moment in time, and here's the process by which you learn from it," said Amy Baldwin, director of the department of student transitions.

The school's Office of Student Success to screw up "and still be a totally worthy, utterly excellent human being," according to the document.

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My kids and i were talking yesterday about how sports and music performance teach you that you can't stop and pout when you screw up, you have to regroup and go on. Apparently that's college level thinking now.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:53 PM

They’ve hamstrung these kids’ resilience to such an extent that they can’t even handle hearing things like a different viewpoint or “gender specific terminology”. What the hell can they handle? What a mess!
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