Roots of Empathy in the News

Roots of Empathy gets accolades for building social and emotional competence

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An article in the St. Albert Gazette, Alberta, about the Roots of Empathy program and its impact in Alberta. Continue reading...
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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…

Column: Social and emotional learning teaches peace and compassion

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This Island Voices Editorial in the Star Advertiser, Hawaii, has implemented social and emotional programs, including Roots of Empathy. Continue reading...
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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…
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Tiny Teachers: Empathy experiences

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Mary Gordon authored this piece in Child Education Innovations magazine discussing Roots of Empathy: Roots of Empathy is grounded in social inclusion, recognizing that every…
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The Battle Against Bullying

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NBC's Today Show talks about the importance of kindness, and how Roots of Empathy can help children: “If you want your child to be kind,…
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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
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When children become the teachers

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Our Children magazine visits with Roots of Empathy. Continue reading...
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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!…

Unique program brings babies into local classrooms to teach empathy, prevent bullying

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Q13 Fox in Seattle meets baby Finn, a Roots of Empathy tiny teacher, and his classroom at Meridian Park Elementary in this video and article:…

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This article from The Chosun Ilbo in the Republic of Korea discusses Roots of Empathy (article is in Korean): Continue reading...

Nobody puts baby in the corner. Putting a baby in the classroom?

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The CBC's Superior Morning interviews Margaret Hajdinjak, a Roots of Empathy instructor and mentor: Click to Listen...
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Knife Crime

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The BBC examines Roots of Empathy and how early interventions can help reduce violence. Watch the video below:
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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:
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So your kid is a bully. Here’s how to stop it.

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Vox has a look at bullying and how to stop it: “If a bully is not helped with being a bully, that’s a mental health…
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Parents, newborns teach empathy in Lane County classrooms

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ABC News 9 KEZI in Oregon profiles the tiny teachers in Roots of Empathy classrooms: Kayla Allen and Abigail, her daughter, took part in the…

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…

Roots of Empathy Bringing Babies Into The Classroom

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Pembina Valley Online visits Roots of Empathy in the classroom: Roland students will get to learn about babies up close as they join the 'Roots…

Roots of Empathy in Moose Jaw: Back to school season!

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Moose Jaw Today celebrates the start of another year of Roots of Empathy programming in their community: Through the Roots of Empathy program elementary aged…

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…

Empatia: tus hijos aprenden de lo que ven en ti

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A video interview with Mary Gordon from BBVA in Spain:
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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…

Helene (4 mnd) skal forhindre mobbing

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TV2 in Norway has a video and article about Roots of Empathy programs (article is in Norwegian): Continue reading...

Making news in Notodden

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Telen in Norway talks about Roots of Empathy (behind a paywall, link is in Norwegian): Continue reading...
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Helene (3,5 mnd) skal hindre mobbing i barneskolen

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NRK in Norway talks Roots of Empathy (link is in Norwegian): Continue reading...

Empatiprogram pa Notodden

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NRKtv in Norway features Roots of Empathy (video is in Norwegian): Continue reading...

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…

Cahir pupils in show of empathy school project

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TipperaryLive.ie in Ireland reports on Roots of Empathy programs (article is behind a paywall): Continue reading...

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…

How empathy can change your life with Roots of Empathy founder Mary Gordon

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Women Don't Do That Podcast speaks with Mary Gordon: Mary Gordon is as an award-winning social entrepreneur, an educator, author, child advocate and parenting expert.…

Kinderen die het Roots of Empathy doorlopen vertonen minder agressief gedrag in de klas – Children who go through the Roots of Empathy program show less aggressive behavior in the classroom

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Charlie Magazine in Belgium profiles the Roots of Empathy program (article in Dutch): Continue reading...

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…

Local Roots of Empathy Program Celebrates 5 Years

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Discover Moose Jaw celebrates five years of Roots of Empathy programs in the city: "Tracking milestones and having other people to cheer him on as…
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Baby ‘teachers’ build empathy in Hawaii schoolchildren

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The Honolulu Star Advertiser learns about building empathy thanks to Roots of Empathy's tiny teachers in this article and video: Continue reading...

Make a better kid

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National Geographic explains the connection between caring for nature and caring for each other, and how Roots of Empathy fits in: “The fact that a…
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The good news on empathy

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CountryGuide shares what's good about Roots of Empathy: The good news is that while some people are naturally more empathetic, there is evidence that empathy…

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,…

Changing the world, child by child

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Niki Tune contributes an article on Roots of Empathy to the Wetaskiwin Times: We learn how babies change and develop. All babies are different and…

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…
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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…

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…

Program gets students in touch with feelings

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The Winnipeg Free Press has a look at Roots of Empathy: Sarah said learning about how babies communicate their feelings helps her students identify 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…

Students learn Roots of Empathy in the classroom

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Westwind Weekly News visits Roots of Empathy in the classroom, and learns about our tiny teachers: It’s a program that has been highly researched —…

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…

Roots of empathy : l’empathie comme réponse éducative – Roots of empathy: empathy as an educational response

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This article from Paris Global Forum has a look at Roots of Empathy (article is in French): Continue reading...

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…
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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.…

Child Abuse Prevention Conference Set Dec. 14 at WJU

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Article about the eighth annual Partners in Prevention Conference, which was held in Ohio in 2018. Mary Gordon was a keynote speaker. Continue reading...
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Planting Roots of Empathy

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Siuslaw News in Oregon checks out Roots of Empathy: Wilson Hornung commands the unbroken attention of two dozen students at Siuslaw Elementary School — no…

Conhecimento técnico não basta, é preciso ensinar empatia’, diz especialista em robótica

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O Brazil brings us an article about a robotics expert who says that technical knowledge should go hand-in-hand with emotional intelligence (article is in Portuguese…

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...

Die 6 Gewohnheiten hochempathischer Menschen! – Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

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Learn about the six habits of highly empathic people (in English and German) from netzfrauen.org: But what is empathy? It’s the ability to step into…
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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…

How to Raise Our Kids With a Kindness Advantage

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MariaShriver.com shares about the importance of kindness: Even the smallest gesture of kindness communicates to someone that we respect and value them. As we model…

FCSS program coordinator receives Alberta School Board Association “Friends of Education” award

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FCSS program coordinator receives Alberta School Board Association “Friends of Education” award: Continue reading...

Hundreds of Toronto babies visit classrooms to teach children empathy

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Toronto.com learns about Roots of Empathy programs in the Toronto area: The students in my Roots of Empathy class believed in baby Kinsley’s potential from…

New Wetaskiwin family learning programs fill in the gaps

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The Pipestone Flyer in Alberta highlights Roots of Empathy programming in the community: Roots of Empathy often has the school kids interact directly with an…

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…
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Teaching Empathy with Mary Gordon

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Dr. Kay Ayre speaks with Mary Gordon about empathy for the Trauma Informed Positive Behaviour Support Podcast in Queensland, Australia. Listen below: Trauma Informed Education…

New program aims to put elementary students in touch with babies – and their feelings

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NBC16 KMTR in Eugene, Oregon checks out Roots of Empathy in their local classroom: Roots of Empathy allows children to learn about babies and their…
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Babies fighting bullying

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

Dr. Brian Goldman: Bringing empathy to health care

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Dr. Brian Goldman, an emergency room physician, speaks with The Canadian Jewish News about the importance of empathy: Empathy is the ability to put one’s…

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…
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Want to Reduce Bullying in Schools? Bring in Babies

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NationSwell profiles Roots of Empathy: “What we do know and what the teachers know is that the children really do learn to understand the alphabet…

Babies teach empathy in GHSD schools

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The printed version of the Strathmore Times featured an article about Roots of Empathy (article is behind a paywall online): Continue reading...

“Seeds of Empathy” at Neepawa Nursery School

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Neepawa Nursery School submitted a short article and photo to the Neepawa Banner & Press in celebration of their year with baby Lila Rose. RWe…

Babies help teach important life skills

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Cochrane Today attends class with Roots of Empathy and one of our tiny teachers: Ashley Fox, a mother who participated with her infant daughter, Abigail,…

Grey Bruce’s tiniest teachers honoured

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Owen Sound Hub celebrates Roots of Empathy's tiny teachers: At one Grey Bruce School, a student continued to participate in the program with her class…

The Twincast – Roots of Empathy

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Roots of Empathy is featured on an episode of The Twincast podcast: Click to Listen...

Newfoundland woman started Roots of Empathy program, and it has spread around the world

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The Telegram celebrates Mary Gordon and Roots of Empathy: The not-for-profit organization operates a program in which school children spend time with babies and learn…

Tiny teachers: Elementary students learn emotional skills from babies

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CTV News Kitchener profiles Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers: One Roots of Empathy parent says watching the relationship between her baby and the…

What is empathy and how do you cultivate it?

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NBC News looks at empathy, including Roots of Empathy, in this segment of Better by Today: As a leading example, Krznaric mentioned Roots of Empathy,…

Changing the world one child at a time

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The Creston Valley Advance visits a Roots of Empathy classroom: Mrs. Palmer’s Kindergarten children at Yaqan Nukiy Elementary school are taking part in the world-renowned,…
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Governor General’s Innovation Awards: How six Canadian breakthroughs are making a difference worldwide

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The Globe and Mail profiled the recipients of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards in 2018, which included Roots of Empathy Founder and President Mary Gordon…

Mary Gordon recieves Governor General Innovation Award

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  Governor General’s Innovation Awards: How six Canadian breakthroughs are making a difference worldwide Globe and Mail, Canada

Students learning empathy from unlikely source – a baby

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The Sarnia Journal checks out Roots of Empathy and learns about our tiny teachers: The program is called Roots of Empathy and its lessons stay…

Put lots of cookies in your backpack. A Disruptive Conversation with Mary Gordon

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Keita Demming hosts Mary Gordon on this episode of Disruptive Conversations. Listen to the podcast...

Children learn about emotional literacy from tiny teachers

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Cowichan Valley School District brings us a feature story about the Roots of Empathy programs that are helping their students thrive: That’s right, babies are…

Feelin’ the love: Rock star baby captivates Richmond schoolkids

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Richmond News in British Columbia visits a Roots of Empathy class at Walter Lee elementary and meets nine-month-old Natalie, the class tiny teacher: One of…

Kinderen krijgen les met een baby in de klas

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NOS Jeugdjournaal in the Netherlands has a video showing Roots of Empathy programming in action (video in the link and in Dutch): Continue reading...

Baby voor de klas leert kinderen sociale vaardigheden

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BN DeStem in the Netherlands discusses how having a tiny teacher in the classroom helps children social skills (article is in Dutch): Continue reading...

Child-care expert to talk on developing empathy in children

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The Province in Vancouver highlights Roots of Empathy and a speaking engagement at a spring Baby Celebration at Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver in 2018:…

Minder pesten en meer empathie door een baby in de klas

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Nationale Onderwijsgids in the Netherlands talks about how we can have less bullying and more empathy in the classroom thanks to Roots of Empathy's tiny…

Nieuw fenomeen op basisscholen: de klassenbaby

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Ouders van nu in the Netherlands talks about Roots of Empathy (article is in Dutch): Continue reading...

We all play a part in keeping children safe

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Siuslaw News in Oregon talks about Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is April: The local regional leadership team of 90by30 determined several prevention strategies to…

The Christine Upchurch Show – Interview with Mary Gordon

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Christine Upchurch interviews Mary Gordon. Listen to the interview below: Listen to the interview...

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…

Conmoverse y moverse por el otro: la economía de la empatía

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La Nacion in Argentina talks about empathy (article is in Spanish): Continue reading...

Baby’s visit teaches Grade 2 children about emotions and empathy in successful Roots of Empathy program

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The Osoyoos Times visits a Grade 2 class at Osoyoos Elementary School to learn about Roots of Empathy: Teaching this class of the Roots of…

I support the messages contained in the book the ROOTS OF EMPATHY

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A school teacher from Guyana writes a letter to the editor about Roots of Empathy: Influenced as I am and have been since my early…

Rogers TV New Brunswick

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Rogers TV New Brunswick's Have a Chat interviews Roots of Empathy's Provincial Manager Darlene MacDonald. Watch the video below:

CFRB Newstalk 1010 in Toronto interviews Mary Gordon

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Listen to this interview with Mary Gordon on CFRB Newstalk 1010:

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…

CTV Vancouver Island – “Teacher Babies”

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CTV News in Vancouver Island learns about Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers. Watch the video below:

Babies help kindergarten students develop empathy

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The Times Colonist in Victoria meets Roots of Empathy tiny teacher Evie: “The children, when we talk about what they’re learning from Baby Evie and…

talkRADIO listen again Interview with Roots of Empathy

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UK talk radio host Richard Madeley interviews Lisa Scott Keen on how Roots of Empathy works and why it works:
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The baby tackling bullying at school

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The BBC visits Toronto and Root's of Empathy's own tiny teachers. Watch the video below:

Criar “raízes de empatia” e acabar com a violência

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VER in Portugal hosts an article by Cheryl Jackson of Roots of Empathy, translated into Portuguese: Continue reading...

A kinder 2018 can start in the home

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This article from the end of 2017 explains how we can start a new year off on the right foot - with empathy: Interpret and…

YWCA class exposes children to babies to foster emotional awareness

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The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington visits a Seeds of Empathy classroom: “A crying baby is not a bad baby,” Reitz told the class. “It’s a…

‘The baby becomes our teacher’

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Saltwire visits Liverpool, Nova Scotia to learn about Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers: “Students are so engaged in the program and always ask…

Addressing the “Toxins in our Hearts”: A Conversation with Mary Gordon, founder of Roots of Empathy

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Huffington Post contributor and psychotherapist Carol Smaldino chats with our own Mary Gordon about Roots of Empathy and how it can help break generational patterns…

Going to School for Empathy

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US News & World Report goes to class in Toronto to learn more about Roots of Empathy: In the past two years, some of the…

Teachers believe in Roots of Empathy program

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The Sudbury Star checks out Roots of Empathy at a local school: “This program is a wonderful example of how the extended community and school…

Students thoroughly enjoy and greatly benefit from “Roots of Empathy” program

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The Smoky River-Peace River Express discovers the joys of being in a Roots of Empathy classroom: Marie Anne Jones had to teach the program for…

Roots of Empathy babies celebrated

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The New Zealand Herald celebrates Roots of Empathy's tiny teachers: Westbrook School principal Colin Watkins, who also attended, says Roots of Empathy started in Rotorua…

World-renowned, emotional literacy program “Roots of Empathy,” offered at local schools

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The Smoky River Express celebrates the start of new Roots of Empathy programming in their community: “This year in the area we actually have five…

A Part to Play

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The Siuslaw News in Florence, Oregon mentions Roots of Empathy: The “Roots” program takes places in local schools where, once a month, a mother brings…

Por qué quiero que mis hijas aprendan empatía en vez de chino

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Forbes Spain talks empathy and Roots of Empathy (article is in Spanish): La buena noticia es que la empatía se puede aprender y practicar. Existen…

Trazer para Lisboa inovações sociais internacionais

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VER Portugal has an article mentioning Roots of Empathy (article is in Portuguese): No desafio da inclusão social de crianças em risco as inovações vencedoras…

The Power of Empathetic Thought

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Goop.com interviews Roman Krznaric about the power of empathy: Most children develop empathy naturally: by the age of two or three they have the capacity…

Babies in Cardiff school classes to help pupil behaviour

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BBC Radio Wales looks at the Roots of Empathy program in Cardiff: Babies are being brought into primary schools in Cardiff to help improve pupils'…

Teaching Emotional Intelligence To Kids Can Help Them Succeed: Study

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The Huffington Post discusses new research that shows the importance of teaching children empathy: The study, published in the journal Child Development, analyzes the results…

Pupils learn empathy lessons

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The Coleraine Times in Northern Ireland celebrates Roots of Empathy programs in East Antrim: Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom programme that has shown…

Teacher babies honoured for helping Northampton primary school pupils learn empathy

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The Northampton Chronicle & Echo shares the story of seven Roots of Empathy babies being celebrated for their roles as tiny teachers: Roots of Empathy…

Roots of Empathy: Developing empathy, reducing aggression

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Barnardos Ireland's journal Childlinks profiles Roots of Empathy: At the end of the school year, when the classroom teacher asked the students what Roots of…

Ella’s Kitchen Founder On Why Thinking Like A Toddler Holds The Key To Success

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Paul Lindley, British entrepreneur and founder of the organic baby and children’s food company Ella’s Kitchen is interviewed by our very own Mary Gordon. They…

School board renews commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

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Simcoe County District School Board renews Roots of Empathy funding for another year: “By including equity, diversity and inclusion as one of our strategic priorities,…

2017 Baby Celebration – CBC Here and Now interview

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CBC's Here and Now invited volunteer mother Sarah Walker and Baby Kinsley along with Instructor Rebecca Leslie to speak with host Gil Deacon about the…

Langley’s tiny teachers celebrate

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The Aldergrove Star celebrates Roots of Empathy programs and our tiny teachers in Langley, British Columbia: Babies and their moms visit Langley elementary school classrooms,…

FCSS holds Roots of Empathy celebration at Log Cabin May 24

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The Smoky River region celebrates Roots of Empathy: As well, over in Ecole Routhier the Grade 6E class had Baby Jayce Griffin with his mom…

Building the foundations of empathy

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News outlet Ha-Shilth-Sa visits a Roots of Empathy program at Haahuupayak Elementary School: Nicole Rollans, an aboriginal infant development worker with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council,…

Tiny teachers foster empathy among elementary school students

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CBC Saskatchewan learns about Roots of Empathy in Regina: Through Roots of Empathy, Graham teaches Regina students about the stages of infant growth and empathy…

Ross Glen Grade 2 pair hosting garage sale to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

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Medicine Hat News brings us a touching story about how two Roots of Empathy students raised money to help their Roots of Empathy volunteer baby's…

Relate Podcast: Episode 2 – Empathy

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Relate podcast discusses empathy. Link to podcast and transcript below: ELISE: Hi, I'm Elise Gooley. I'm a Grade 11 student and I was involved in…

ParentMap 2017 Superhero Gregory Druzianich: The Opener

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ParentMap interviews Roots of Empathy instructor and supporter Gregory Druzianich: At the heart of Roots of Empathy is the local parent and infant who join…

Hallo Baby Laura, wie geht es Dir?

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Swiss newspaper Der Landbote explores Roots of Empathy with the help of baby Laura (article is in German): Continue reading...

Can video games promote empathy?

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CBC's The Current asks: can video games promote empathy? Mary Gordon contributes: "Generally speaking what the games do is they help an individual take a…

Local programs getting financial boost

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Okotoks Today celebrates new funding for local programs, including Roots of Empathy: Sarah Wood, Roots of Empathy key point co-ordinator, said the goal is to…

New born infants teach students empathy

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The Barrhead Leader in Alberta attends class to learn more about Roots of Empathy and our tiny teachers: Currently in the program, which is in…

This baby teaches empathy to second-graders

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NPR affliate KUOW in Seattle visited a Roots of Empathy classroom in the city. Here's what they way about the program: Roots of Empathy has…

Smoky River Family and Community Support Services – In Focus – Roots of Empathy

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The Smoky River Express in Alberta discusses Roots of Empathy programs in their community: Empathy – the ability to relate to how someone else is…

Empathy revolution… children can learn how to cultivate empathy

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The Independent in Ireland talks about empathy: Another Ashoka-backed initiative, Roots of Empathy, brings a local parent and infant into a classroom scenario every three…

Mary Gordon – Sowing the seeds of empathy

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Mary Gordon speaks with Radio New Zealand about Roots of Empathy and why showing children what empathy looks like is the best way to teach…

Roots of Empathy Programme in Schools

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The Banbridge Leader in Northern Ireland highlights the success of Roots of Empathy in that area: A parent who participated in the programme with her…

How Parents Can Raise Empathetic Leaders In Trump’s America

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Fast Company magazine in the United States asks how we can raise children to be more empathetic: “Reading emotional cues, being familiar with the language…

SD46 celebrates Partnerships in Learning

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School District No. 46 in British Columbia celebrated Roots of Empathy in 2016: Six groups took the stage to highlight their specific partnership programs: Roberts…

Baby teaches pupils empathy during in-school programme on Auckland’s North Shore

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An article from Stuff.co.nz in New Zealand talks about the program running in Auckland: Roots of Empathy sees a parent and baby visit classrooms regularly…

Diverse programme set for Mental Health Awareness Week

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Back in 2016, Roots of Empathy was featured during Mental Health Awareness Week in Rotorua, New Zealand: "Keep learning" is the focus on Wednesday and…

Faces of Innocents: Labour’s Jacinda Ardern lays out what caring for our kids looks like

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Future Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern made the case for funding programs like Roots of Empathy back in 2016: But here's the reality;…

In an Us vs. Them world, can empathy really help?

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In this opinion piece for the Globe and Mail, contributor Michael Parfit makes the case for more empathy (article is behind a paywall): Continue reading...

Roots of Empathy: Die kleinsten Lehrer der Schweiz feiern Geburtstag!

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Familienleben in Switzerland discusses Roots of Empathy (article is in German): Continue reading...

Mei (twee maanden oud) geeft negenjarigen empathieles. En dat werkt

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Netherlands news outlet De Correspondent interviews Mary Gordon about Roots of Empathy (article is in Dutch): Continue reading...

Want to Beat Robots? Be Human!

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Forbes magazine discusses the importance of emotional intelligence and the need for empathy: While schools around the world are increasingly leveraging movement and expressions through…

Et si on essayait l’empathie

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French newspaper LaCroix talks about Empathy (article is in French): Continue reading...