Resilience means being able to persist in the face of frustration or setbacks, or when complexity is seemingly overwhelming. Metacognition – the ability to engage with and be curious about your own thinking – is the sign of a resilient learner. The resilient learner has developed a range of coping strategies and does not either internalise or externalise blame. The coping strategies of a resilient learner are bolstered by a positive self-image, which in turn emerges from high self-esteem. This allows the resilient learner to be able to place failure in context and to be able to see possibilities for learning within the experience. To a child with resilience ‘there is no failure, only feedback’.