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By Roots of Empathy Manager of Research, Emily Standfield Roots of Empathy is committed to delivering empathy programs that children and teachers tell us work.…
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A statement from the Roots of Empathy Boards of Canada, United Kingdom, and New Zealand on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Roots of Empathy in Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand shares in the sadness of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.…

Tiny Teacher Reed helps Hendredenny pupils learn about their feelings

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Babies and their mums are visiting primary schools in Caerphilly County Borough bringing the Roots of Empathy program to primary pupils with the idea that…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and William) visited a Roots Of Empathy classroom

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and William) visited a Roots Of Empathy classroom in Scotland as ROE compliments their focus on young children.…

Northern Ireland

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“Roots of Empathy has been very successful in Northern Ireland,” says Maurice Meehan, the PHA Head of Health and Social Wellbeing (Northern). It is an evidence-based…

Irish Examiner

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Barnardos already delivers ‘Roots of Empathy’ to some primary-school children. It has “shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children by raising…

The Scotsman

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It has been over a decade since Action for Children launched Roots of Empathy in Scotland and in that time we have reached more than…
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Towards a Bully-Free World

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An article written by Roots of Empathy Founder and President Mary Gordon for Principal Connections • Fall 2020 • Volume 24 • Issue 1 Continue…
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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…
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