Roots of Empathy in the News

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Superheroes for Washington families: The visionary Mary Gordon

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An article in Parent Map, Washington State, introduces the reader to Founder President Mary Gordon and the Roots of Empathy and Seeds of Empathy programs.…
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Roots of Empathy: Where Children Learn the Language of Getting Along

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An article from Early Learning Nation details the development of the Roots of Empathy program and the positive impact it has on children. Roots of…

Heartfulness – Roots of Empathy

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Heartfulness Magazine has a three part series on Roots of Empathy and interview with Mary Gordon. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Roots Of Empathy Increasing Levels of Connection For Over A Million Children Around The World

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HundrED.org interviews Mary Gordon What does it mean for Roots of Empathy to be recognised as a leading education innovator in the HundrED Global Collection? Popcorn!…

Knife Crime

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The BBC examines Roots of Empathy and how early interventions can help reduce violence. Watch the video below:

How baby ‘teachers’ in classrooms are teaching older kids empathy

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The Today Show visits a Roots of Empathy classroom in Washington DC. Watch the video below:

Appeal for youngest teacher ever as Inverness-shire primary school appeals for baby to help ‘teach’ a class

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The Inverness Courier in Scotland puts out an appeal for volunteer tiny teachers: She added: “If you know someone who has a wee one around…

Five Inspiring Educators, Innovating Education From The Ground Up

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HundrED.org features five inspiring educators, including Mary Gordon and the Roots of Empathy program: Through bringing babies into the classroom, Roots of Empathy helps children…

Want Kids To Be Happy? Teach Them How To Communicate

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HundrED.org has tips for helping children be happier, including some words of wisdom from Mary Gordon: For instance, in her Roots of Empathy talk at…

Empathy: Your children learn from what they see in you

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BBVA interviewed Mary Gordon about Roots of Empathy: According to Mary Gordon, “many of the problems afflicting society, like violence and poverty, are rooted in a…

7 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Your Life

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Goodnet talks about seven ways to nuture empathy in our lives, including starting young with a Roots of Empathy program: While empathy is usually thought…

Baby teachers on the honour roll

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The Cork Independent in Northern Ireland celebrates Roots of Empathy in the community, and our tiny teachers: The programme, called Roots of Empathy, is a…

It’s child’s play for tiny teachers as project success is hailed

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The Greenock Telegraph in Scotland celebrates Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers: Action for Children Director for Scotland Paul Carberry said: “The classroom visits…

The World’s Youngest Teachers Help Children Learn About Empathy

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Goodnet in Scotland explores how Roots of Empathy is helping to reduce bullying in Scotland's classrooms: Three babies, the children of teachers on maternity leave,…

Clonakilty Boys Get Lessons In Empathy From Baby Dave

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The Pat Kenny Show in Ireland learns about tiny teacher, baby Dave, and Roots of Empathy: Boys in 2nd and 3rd class in Scoil na…

World’s Youngest Teachers Are Babies Who Visit Schools to Teach Students About Empathy – and It’s Working

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The Good News Network shares the good news about Roots of Empathy: Meet Britain’s youngest teachers – the babies who are visiting primary school students…

How baby Dave teaches empathy in Cork primary school

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The Irish Times meets one of Roots of Empathy's tiny teachers, baby Dave: It’s business as usual this school-day morning as Dave O’Donovan arrives in…

Tiny teachers have been visiting a primary school to help pupils with their feelings

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The Greenock Telegraph in the United Kingdom has a visit with baby Millen and baby Calvin, two of Roots of Empathy's tiny teachers: Charlene and…

How Scotland stemmed the tide of knife crime

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BBC Scotland explores the strategies that helped reduce knife crimes, including listening to experts like Mary Gordon: The VRU's holistic approach was illustrated at an…

How To Introduce Children To Experiences Different From Their Own

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HundrED.org has strategies to expand children's horizons, including Roots of Empathy: An incredibly effective way of teaching empathy is through asking children about the emotions…

Innovating Pedagogy 2019 Report

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Roots of Empathy is profiled in this 2019 report on teaching: Unlike programmes that address bullying by targeting the victim or bully, Roots of Empathy…

Want to get rid of classroom bullies? Just add babies.

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The Christian Science Monitor has a look at Roots of Empathy and how it works: Today the theme is “crying,” which is appropriate because Max…

The Magic Ingredient of Success

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In December 2018, Mary Gordon was invited by the Polish business journal Responsible Business – CSR Compendium to write an article about empathy in business.…

Mein Lehrer, das Baby

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An article and video about Roots of Empathy from Switzerland's ElternMagazin in German. Watch and read below: Continue reading...

Two Cheers for Feminism!

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David Brooks champions more empathy and Roots of Empathy in this opinion piece for the New York Times: One of the authors in “The Crisis…

Improving futures

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The University of Northampton in the United Kingdom describes how it is improving the life chances of the children in its community with Roots of…

Babies fighting bullying

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CNN learns about Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers. Watch the video below:  

Northern Trust thanks ‘baby teachers’

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The Mid-Ulster Mail in Northern Ireland celebrates Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers: All of the Roots of Empathy families were thanked for sharing…

27 migrants donated their shoes so strangers can literally walk a mile in them

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Mashable brings us an article about empathy and living in another person's shoes: Few people have the opportunity to listen to very many personal stories…

Babies in the classroom: How infants are teaching students empathy

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Study International profiles Roots of Empathy “This program is a wonderful example of how the extended community and school community can work together to help…