Have you ever failed at something important to you, whether in school, at home, with your friends or anywhere else?
How did you react to that failure?
Did anything positive come out of it? What?
Can you think of someone who failed in the same field and reacted differently?
Do you agree that “there is enormous power in failure” and that sometimes failing is the best thing that could ever happen to a person?
Can you think of examples to illustrate/counter these ideas?
In preparation for you talking session, you can watch JK Rowling's lecture at Harvard on the benefits of failure (see transcript by clicking on the link the blog entry here) and read William D. Cohan's article in The New York Times The Power of Failure.