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 programs and our Seeds of Empathy childcare centre programs for this school year. Instructors volunteer their time to deliver the Roots of Empathy program 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 programs. The scope of this training is vast in order to deliver programs 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 program integrity. The programs are delivered so well, that in our upcoming Global Annual Evaluation report (2021-2022) on Roots of Empathy programs, participating students, teachers, and Instructors overwhelmingly agreed that the program 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
A BIG Roots of Empathy welcome to all Instructors in training & running programs this year!— Roots of Empathy (@RootsofEmpathy) October 5, 2022
One of many Instructor responsibilities is setting the tone in a classroom - creating a risk-free learning environment where children can share their thoughts & feelings without judgment. https://t.co/Bv30MT2fVG
British Columbia, Canada
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 ✉️ firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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