Episode 60: FAIL School Musical: How to deal with “BAD” GRADES!

Episode 60: FAIL School Musical: How to deal with “BAD” GRADES!

In this episode, Liyah from the Philippines tells us about her struggles learning Arabic and we discover how Zara and Leo approach their positive and negative feedback at school!

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In this episode, children will:

  • understand they can choose to be proud of themselves
  • learn feedback can teach us how we can improve
  • be inspired by Liyah and how she took pride in her efforts

Discussion Questions

  • Leo was unhappy when he thought he received negative feedback on his project. Describe an experience you’ve had where you received feedback you were not expecting. How did you feel? What did you do about it?

  • Liyah used the feedback she received from class as motivation to work to improve her Arabic. Have you had an experience where something motivated you to improve a skill? What was it?

  • Liyah was proud of herself for how she improved. What is one reason you’re proud of yourself?



    Thanks for the Feedback... I Think? By Julia Cook
    This lighthearted story teaches children how to handle positive and negative feedback.
    Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
    A classic tale of dedication and motivation.
    The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires
    A story of facing challenges, staying motivated and being proud of your effort.


    1. Take a look at our recommendations for the top 30 children’s books about resilience. Each of these books offer inspiring stories to empower your children when facing challenges.


    2. Print off our “You Can Learn Anything” poster to remind your child to keep trying and that they have the power to make themselves proud.


    3. Have your child write a letter to their future self, as suggested HERE, about the things they would like to accomplish and improve in the next year. Have them write the letter as if they had accomplished or improved in those areas, focusing on how they would feel and the steps it would have taken to get there.



      Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Maloney. 


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