Toolkit Library/

Civility: does it matter?

Principled Innovation values engaging “multiple and diverse perspectives” (Practice C2) in seeking to understand problems and identify solutions. In this article on the website of the National Conference of State Legislatures, author Angela Andrews explains that civil discourse is more than politeness: it involves an honest and strong defense of one’s beliefs, and patience and intellectual humility to hear from others.

   Article

   8 minutes

   By: National Conference of State Legislatures

   Leader-prep | Lifelong learners


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.

More on this topic:

I statements

  Tool

  10 minutes

  By: Positive Psychology

Empathy

  Video

  1 minutes

  By: IDEO

Shared identity

  Tool

  15 minutes

  By: Greater Good Science Center

Empathy in designing solutions

  Video

  2 minutes

  By: IDEO

Three strategies for helping students discuss controversial issues

  Article

  10 minutes

  By: Greater Good Science Center

Access our collection of +200 learning materials

PI toolkit library