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Submit your initial post:

  • Address all items in the discussion prompt with your initial post (be sure to number your answers clearly).
  • If directed to do so, embed all required StatCrunch output in your initial post (do not submit StatCrunch output as an attachment).
  • All pertinent StatCrunch directions will be provided in context.
  • You were randomly assigned to a group for all discussions in the current module. However, you will not be able to see responses from other students in your group until you post your initial response to the discussion prompt.

Review other responses and reply to self with corrections:

  • After you post your initial response, continue to the ANSWER(S) page and review your instructor’s response.
  • Return to the discussion and read the responses from others in your group.
  • We all learn from mistakes (our own and our classmates’ mistakes). So, please do not correct your mistakes immediately. If possible, wait until you receive feedback from at least one other group member, then reply to your own initial post with your corrections. Please do not create a new thread for your corrections.

Provide high-quality feedback:

  • Provide high-quality feedback to two of your group-mates. WARNING: To earn full-credit for the assignment, every student in your group must receive high-quality feedback from at least two distinct group-mates. Keep in mind, that a student’s reply to self with a correct does NOT count as feedback.


In your first post to the discussion respond to each of the following numbered items.

  1. Watch Nike’s Michael Jordan Failure Commercial (30 sec) and then respond to the question.


  1. In this video, what is the main point of Michael Jordan’s message? You should be able to state his main point in one short sentence!
  2. Now watch Nike’s Michael Jordan Maybe It’s My Fault Commercial (1 min 2 sec) and then respond to the question.


  1. In this video, what is the main point of Michael Jordan’s message, and how is it related to the main point in his Failure video? You should be able to state his main point in one short sentence as well!
  2. What is the main point of the Annie Murphy’s blog post: When and How to Let Learner’s Struggle? You should be able to state her main point in one short sentence!
  3. From the reading, what are the three conditions that promote beneficial struggle?
  4. How are the messages in the article and the Michael Jordan videos related?
  5. Do any of your instructors use the three conditions that promote beneficial struggle? If so, explain how and give examples. If not, use this space to write a quick note to a generic instructor explaining the value of productive failure and how to set up the three conditions that promote beneficial struggle in the classroom learning environment.
  6. If you’re comfortable sharing with your group, give an example in your own life where failure has been productive and actually contributed to your success (your instructor will read your response to this question as well). If you’re not comfortable sharing a personal example, share how you plan to address setbacks in this class so that they contribute to your success.

Grading Rubric

There will be one group grade for all students participating in the group discussion. Those students who do not fully participate will earn a lower score. For example, if you do not commit a good-faith effort to responding to the discussion prompt in your initial post (by the due date), you are not a fully participating group member.

Here are the requirements for the group to earn credit for this discussion. By the due date:

  1. Commit a good-faith effort in responding to the above prompt in your initial post.
    1. Your response to the discussion prompt must be based on the reading and Module content.
    2. All of your answers to the prompt must be included in in your initial reply to this discussion.
  2. Read ALL initial posts with your group-mates’ responses to the discussion prompt.
  3. Make a good-faith effort to provide high quality feedback to at least two different group-mates. The group will earn a higher grade if the feedback helps students make necessary corrections to their initial answers.
  4. You must receive high-quality feedback from at least two distinct group-mates.
  5. Carefully read all the feedback your group-mates gave you.
  6. If necessary, respond to yourself and make corrections to your initial answer(s). Be sure to make corrections in your own words; copying is plagiarism.

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