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LP Resilience

Learning Agility & Grit

Lesson Plan


Participants will be able to understand resilience and will be able to positivity and confidence to bounce back from tough situations.

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Materials Required: 500 Rupee note, white board, marker

Instructor Note: 

As professionals our participants will face success as well as failures in life. Before they get into those situations, they should learn to be more resilient. Trainer should use this session to make participants understand that resilience is not something they are born with but it is a skill they can learn by practicing and habit making. 

Opening Protocol:

  • Greet the participants

  • Take attendance

  • In pairs, ask participants to share with each other how they are feeling

  • Recap the previous session by asking 1-2 participants to share with the class, what they learnt and did in the previous session

5 Minutes

Opening Activity: 500 rupee note

  • Take out a 500 rupee note and ask them what all they can do with this note.

  • After they reply, ask them, “if this note gets dust on it and becomes really old, will you still want this note?” Participants may say that if it’s not torn then yes because a dirty note will not lose it’s value.

  • Connect it with the value of life and how we shouldn’t give up amidst failures, disappointments, heartbreaks

5 Minutes

Activity 1: Stories to understand Resilience

Story of Thomas Edison

  • Ask participants to look at the bulb and ask them what and who it reminds them of. If they happen to say the name of the scientist Thomas Alva Edison, ask them whether they know more about it.

  • Trainer needs to tell them that Edison was a master of trial and error. Someone who wasn’t afraid to make lots of mistakes in order to succeed. When asked about the thousands of failures he had faced while trying to create the light bulb he famously said, “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. 

  • Ask Students what they have understood or extracted from the story.

Story of a Butterfly

  • Ask students to open their handbooks and read the story of the butterfly in the Resilience lesson. Trainer can ask one student to come in front to narrate the story and others can listen

  • After reading the story, give 10 minutes to students to write the answers to two questions given in the handbook-

  • what they have learnt from the story

  • their definition of resilience

  • After 10 minutes, ask some students to share how they have defined Resilience. Involve everyone in the discussion to ensure that they understand what is resilience and why it’s important for living a happy and successful life

25 Minutes

Activity 2: How to become more Resilient

  • Ask participants to open their handbooks and go to the worksheet “how to become more Resilient”

Section 1: Advising others

  • Ask each participant to think about the most resilient person they have seen/met in life, that means any person they know who has survived and succeeded despite having faced problems, failures and struggles in life.

  • Quickly divide participants in pairs and tell them to name themselves as A and B

  • Ask them to share the stories with each other

  • When A shares the story, B will conclude the learnings. When B shares the story, A will conclude the learnings

  • Now ask everyone to complete section 1 questions in their handbook i.e. the story of the most resilient person and the learnings from that story

Section 2: Advising ourselves

  • Ask participants to recall the most difficult period of their life when they faced failure and disappointment

  • Ask 2-3 people to share those moments of their life, only if they are comfortable sharing them infornt of the class

  • Ask them to complete section 2 in their handbooks by writing how they would deal with the same situation differently if given a chance. Ask participants if they want to share their answer with their group members or with everyone in class


  • Ask participants to sit in their original groups for 5 minutes and decide some habits which can make them resilient for future

  • Take 2 suggestions from each group and write them on the white board

  • Ask participants to pick any 2-3 suggestions from the white board to follow in their lives to become more resilient

40 Minutes

Closing Activity: Power of Visualisation and Affirmations

  • Ask the students to close their eyes and try to visualise what the trainer says.

  • Once students close their eyes tell them to visualize that they can talk to anyone confidently, they are getting appreciation from everyone, they are preparing well for the interview and they are achieving their goals, they are happy and successful. And ask them to say I am confident, I am successful, I am the best, I am getting better everyday…

  • After that ask them to open their eyes. Ask them to share how they felt while visualizing. Give them an example of how we get emotionally engrossed while watching any movie even when we know that nothing is happening in reality. 

  • Discuss the takeaways first and then tell them the importance of positivity, visualization, and how every great or successful person has had failures in life before becoming successful.

10 Minutes

Closing Protocol: 

  • Thank the participants for their time

  • Announce the next time you will be visiting them

  • Share the topic of the next session

  • Collect 1-2 most interesting activity sheets/artefacts from students and show to Nodal officer and institution head after session

  • Click pictures of the artefacts for documentation

5 Minutes


Home Assignment:

  • Find out stories of two successful people who had failures in life and raised after that.

  • Write down about your strengths and weaknesses (Areas of Improvement)

  • How Can you overcome your Weakness