4. Reveal the Lessons of Failure
Teachers should never encourage students to perform with anything less than their best, but learning the value of failure is important. Without failure, students never learn how to recover from low points and rebound as a stronger force, ultimately succeeding beyond their wildest imaginations. Choose to correct certain assignments together as a class. Afford students the privacy of keeping the final grade to themselves, but following the end of the correction session teachers should speak to the group regarding methods to improve performance. Advise students that these grades are from only one assignment and they can improve, noting that this is part of life and their success lies not in excellent grades on one task, but their ability to bounce back, learn from the experience, and perform better next time.