TED TALK: Dr. Alex Russell | TEDxCrescentSchool
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Alex Russell TEDx Crescent School June 20, 2014 Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who helps children develop resilience and their own personal relationship with school and achievement. At the heart of his message is that children learn by experiencing non-catastrophic, painful failure—and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful and emotionally balanced individuals. Dr. Russell has addressed many parent and counsellor groups over the years. He is a research affiliate with the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute where his activities include the development of an early intervention family therapy program serving families with children at risk, articles on children’s emotional development, and serving on the editorial board of Ideas: Emotional Well-Being in Child Care, a nationally circulated journal for early childhood educators. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).