Failing Forward: The Power of Being Fearless, Not Flawless

  • Boy Voice and Choice (2019-20)

In this action research project, I sought to explore the emotionally charged topic of failure. As a Housemaster and English teacher, I was becoming increasingly concerned by the number of boys who presented with signs of stress and anxiety, most of which seemed to stem from a fear of the unfamiliar and the unknown. Curious to discover why this was becoming more prevalent in young adolescents, I invited my academically gifted Year 7 English class to participate in this project.