Instructors volunteer to “Help score the symphony of Childhood”
Inspirational words from Mary Gordon, the Founder and President of Roots of Empathy about the importance of training Instructors for our Roots of Empathy classroom programmes and our Seeds of Empathy childcare centre programmes for this school year. Instructors volunteer their time to deliver the Roots of Empathy programmes and to attend 4 days of intensive training by a Roots of Empathy Trainer. In Seeds of Empathy, we train early childhood educators that work within liscenced childcare centres. Very fulfilling training and learning that leads to Instructors’ abilities to empower children to develop empathy and love themselves as they guide the programmes. The scope of this training is vast in order to deliver programmes across a dozen countries. In spite of all the stress, the number of volunteers that have shown up for training is even higher than before!
A huge thank you to all of our Instructors ….
who are undergoing training – and to our Trainers and Mentors who ensure high quality training and programme integrity. The programmes are delivered so well, that in our upcoming Global Annual Evaluation report (2021-2022) on Roots of Empathy programmes, participating students, teachers, and Instructors overwhelmingly agreed that the programme fostered the development of emotional literacy and empathy, promoted prosocial skills (like kindness, inclusion, sharing, and caring), reduced levels of bullying and aggression and so much more. See here for a sneak preview of the report.
Snapshots of our training
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It was a great day for our SOE Instructors-in-training at the McMaster Children’s Centre.— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 21, 2022
SOE is designed for Early Learning & Child Care settings to foster social & emotional competence and early literacy skills & attitudes in children aged 3-5.
Info ➡️ https://t.co/tZQDYqqIYg pic.twitter.com/oZoD7w9xFP
Wales (United Kingdom)
Celebrating the fall Seeds of Empathy season with the first SOE Training in Europe!— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 13, 2022
Thank you @AneurinBevanUHB for funding SOE in #Wales, @stgwladys for hosting the #training & Ysgol Cymreg Derwen for attending!
Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/WFmoc37OlY… #UK pic.twitter.com/Fk5SyOO1n0
Looking for ROE Instructors in #Kelowna, #BC!— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 20, 2022
Upcoming training: October 25 - 27
ROE is an evidence-based program reaching over 1M children globally, proven to reduce bullying/aggression & increase mental health & #wellbeing.
Debra Phillipson ✉️ email@example.com pic.twitter.com/M7LVkXzrKI
Republic of Ireland
We have started our Roots of Empathy training internationally! With a cascade of training this month in North America and Europe. #Ireland @Barnardos_IRL @EducateTogether @KatieCohenROE #Volunteer #Training pic.twitter.com/5TekQMFweH— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 13, 2022
Scotland (United Kingdom)
ROE's three day Instructor Training starts today in #Scotland. We are so excited for them to start their in-class programs this year! #TrainingSeason— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 28, 2022
Learn about how our Instructors are helping foster emotional literacy in children in their communities ➡️ https://t.co/KBWhjR0iVC pic.twitter.com/MmIEVjYuOK
Training season! Thanks Mum Sinead & Baby Daisy for volunteering💚 They showed the deep attachment relationship when Daisy was tired & sad. Mum repeatedly comforted her & followed her lead. Instructor trainees experienced the magic of a family visit! #ThankfulThursday #Scotland pic.twitter.com/xrdd0yGGLa— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) September 29, 2022