Teach your student to stop & think, “What Went Well?”
Always start any questions about your student’s day, their game, their
exam with, “What Went Well?” or some version of that.
• When you start with reminding students of all that they have
accomplished, you teach them to see situations as another
challenge to master rather than a problem that could get the
best of them.
• It’s a deceptively simple trick, but it activates our unconscious
brain to problem solve from a state of confidence rather than
• It refocuses teens away from failing to meet their own or your
expectations. It centers their attention on what they know
and what they can bring to a better result next time.
• It’s about growth. It’s about getting stronger and better. It’s