Imaginary Bread | Marissa Wickersheim | TEDxYouth@ASK

This particular Ted Talk explores the differences between empathy and compassion. Through fairy tales, personal anecdotes, and hard research Marissa attempts to show the difference and prove the need for building compassionate classrooms instead of empathetic classrooms. Marissa Wickersheim is a teacher at the American School of Kuwait. She loves her teaching job and enjoys being able to work after school of the plays and musicals. She was recently accepted to Columbia University for her Masters and is elated to be joining such a prestigious institution to further her education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at