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    The Most Important Teaching Skill in the History of the Universe

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    Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-stand after a busy day. The market survey she conducted turned out to be a good idea—she was really glad that she and her employees had the foresight to think like her customers. After all, it doesn’t make sense to sell cupcakes when the consumers want brownies. Believe it or not, Gloria isn’t (yet) an independent businesswoman. She is student at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin, TX. Gloria is also an English language learner, and when she first arrived at Cunningham, she spoke very limited English.

    Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Used Empathy to Change the World

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    Ever heard of “empathy marketing”? It’s the latest business buzzword.

    Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?

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    From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the growing clamor of voices warning robots will

    Empathy and Teamwork Are Key for Building Innovation Ecosystems

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    Maybe Ashoka is onto something after all! It wasn’t more than 15 minutes into this week’s Global Innovation Summit + Week that empathy came up in the context of creating innovation ecosystems. The predominant metaphor for the week is that of a rainforest, where we may all be competing for a finite amount of sunlight at the top, we must lock hands in the soil if we’re ever going to make it (the way that tall redwoods lock their root systems).

    How Can We Begin the Groundwork for an Empathetic Civilization?

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    This video is created by RSA Animate. Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as part of the RSA's free public events programme. 

    Changemaking in Higher Education Increasingly an International Field

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    What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States?

    Teaching the "New Literacy"

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    Unless you’re off the grid, you’d have see evidence across four national television networks. Think It Up, a celebrity-studded production, raised money for our schools that major donors matched.  Along with initiatives dedicated to improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, it highlighted the work of Start Empathy, which prioritizes changemaking and empathy skills in school curricula and culture. This is a fast-growing movement, with an emerging Changemaker Schools network in the United States and worldwide.

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