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The power of empathy

Principled Innovation envisions change that begins with individual educators and moves outward to innovation with larger implications for our learning communities. In this TED Talk, Harvard psychiatrist Helen Reiss discusses her research into empathy and proposes that empathy is something that can be developed, arguing that human beings are naturally “wired for” empathy as a species and that it is foundational for social change.

   Video

   17 minutes

   By: Helen Riess, TEDx

   Educator-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.

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