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Learning to listen


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Story by: Naomi Miller
Animation by: Angela Menghan Xiao, Claire Wanhua Hsieh, Alistair Rice, Ana Chang
Made in collaboration with Pratt Institute.

TED-Ed, TED's education initiative, inspires tomorrow's TED speakers and future leaders by supporting students in discovering, developing and sharing their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. In the TED-Ed Student Talk program, students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas through TED-Ed's flexible curriculum.  Check out if you're interested in getting started.

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