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Tiny Teachers: Empathy experiences

By September 16, 2020 No Comments

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 human has a deep need to be heard, seen and to belong. The program creates an environment where everyone has a voice, where children break down barriers and where the classrooms become a microcosm of democracy and collaboration.

“What we have seen all over the world where we have offered our programs is a reduction in aggression, violence and bullying,” Gordon says. “We have rock solid international research that supports that and tons of anecdotal evidence.” The Roots of Empathy classroom is creating children with empathic ethics and a sense of responsibility to each other, she says—citizens of the world.

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