It's that time of year again—the awards assembly. As I sit at my desk recounting the achievements of my students and filling out certificates, it dawns on me—I have some students who won't be receiving awards. The sheer notion of not rewarding every child in your class for something makes many educators, parents, and child psychologists cringe. What will the parents say? How will this make the child feel? I can assure you, by NOT giving in to the pressure to dole out formal accolades like candy, you can preserve your dignity, help students, and create a better society. Teaching your students how to fail and then use their failures to fuel their success adds more value to their lives and to society than a fictitious award for achievement. Use the following three steps to help your students learn a valuable lifelong lesson about success and failure.