If You Can't Fail, You Can't Succeed: How to Practice Risk

The prevailing trend for students today involves emotional safety above all. Over time, this has created a risk-averse culture, where many would rather play it safe than step out of their comfort zone to challenge themselves. This session offers practical ideas to help you model risk in a responsible manner to inspire your students to aim high and learn to practice resilience when they experience failure. Designed to be interactive with small group discussion time built in so strategies can be developed and shared. Prepare to see failure in a whole new way!

To Bring/Important Notes

No materials are required.

I've presented 3-5 sessions per year at all major Alberta teachers’ conferences from 2016-2018 in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. I've also presented in BC for the Surrey Teachers' Convention in 2017 and 2018. Thank you for considering me for your conference! 


Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 302
Vancouver Film School (VFS) Hastings

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  • Julianne Harvey

    Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and actor from South Surrey, BC. She has self-published four books and is at work on her first YA novel. Julianne is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pursuing her BA in Creative Writing. She is a background performer in Vancouver’s exciting film & TV industry and manages her daughter’s acting career. Simplicity, vulnerability and authentic connection are her biggest passions. For more information, please see julianneharvey.com.