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Twenty One Toys
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Using play to teach 21st Century Skills
Using play to teach 21st Century Skills

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Help us make 2017 the year for Empathetic Leadership! Join our growing roster of expert empathy facilitators:

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"It’s these human capabilities that will become more and more prized over the next decade. Skills like persuasion, social understanding, and empathy are going to become differentiators as artificial intelligence and machine learning take over our other tasks. Unfortunately, these human-oriented skills have generally been viewed as second priority in terms of training and education. We’ve all experienced the doctor, financial planner, or consultant who is more focused on his or her reports and data than on our unique situations and desires."

3 recommendations for staying relevant in your field as automated systems proliferate…

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"Empathy is a conscious choice—a decision to hit pause on our emotions, say hello to our hidden biases, and acknowledge the information that we’re not seeing or are choosing to ignore."

5 talks that teach the beauty of empathy in multiple contexts: leadership, product design, social change, technology, and for the people you work with (including yourself).

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How a Play-Pioneer's eyes were opened to the importance of play, when deep study of a mass-murderer revealed severe play deprivation – an absence of play and a progressive suppression of developmentally normal play – led him to be more vulnerable to the tragedy that he perpetrated.

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"Curiosity about others is the first step to expanding your empathy…"

In order to be truly empathic, you have to actively think beyond yourself and your own concerns…develop this skill by practicing some simple habits in this video:

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“Everything is broken; what a great time to be alive.” – vicki saunders

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Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever.

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"When we round every corner and eliminate every sharp object, every pokey bit in the world, then the first time that kids come in contact with anything sharp, or not made out of round plastic, they'll hurt themselves with it. So, as the boundaries of what we determine as the safety zone grow ever smaller, we cut off our children from valuable opportunities to learn how to interact with the world around them." #riskyplay

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"Parents may do things for their children, such as carrying them even when they can walk or disallowing play in the park or playground for fear of injury, making them miss out on experiences that would stimulate them in growing physically as well as mentally, in developing traits such as independence, courage and resilience."

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Students in PEI will now have to take at least one class that fosters creativity or innovation in order to graduate
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