Flipping Failure

TLL’s Flipping Failure initiative is a collection of video and audio stories told by MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their path toward resilience when faced with academic challenges. You’ll find:

  • Twenty-three stories (including six newly published) about struggling with academic/professional performance, finding a career path, coping with mental health struggles, transitioning to academics and life at MIT, managing competing priorities, and the effects of a global pandemic, to name a few.  
  • Sixty-two coping strategy videos, grouped into 19 categories, such as effective study methods, cultivating mindfulness, recognizing unhelpful ways of thinking, prioritizing health and well-being, and building community, among many others.

By sharing their stories and the strategies that helped them cope, MIT students aim to help their peers discover their own paths forward during challenging times.

Coming soon from Flipping Failure:

  • A soon-to-be-launched newsletter, which will provide timely, relevant, and valuable information on academic resilience and Flipping Failure for the MIT campus community and beyond. You can sign up for it HERE. 
  • MIT students interested in crafting their story to add to our growing collection are encouraged to let us know of their interest here
By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development