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Civil presence

Civility is about listening as much as it is about speaking. The perspectives that can sharpen our understanding of a problem often come from people who think we are wrong. Yet, if we shut down communication with those people, we might miss hearing the hard truths we need to hear. Use this activity to talk about “staying present” even when we’re tempted to shut down these tough conversations. 


   10 minutes

   By: Principled Innovation® (PI)

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep

Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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