Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child
Roots of empathy—an evidence-based program developed in 1996 by longtime educator and social entrepreneur Mary Gordon—has already reached more than 270,000 children in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Now, as The New York Times reports that “empathy lessons are spreading everywhere amid concerns over the pressure on students from high-stakes tests and a race to college that starts in kindergarten,” Mary Gordon explains the value of and how best to nurture empathy and social and emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
ability able activities adults aggressive behaviors altruism asked attachment baby smiled baby’s brain become blanket British Columbia build bullying chil child child’s childhood children’s social classmates cognitive connection create curriculum discussion doesn’t dren effect emotional competence emotional literacy Empathy class Empathy classroom Empathy program encourage environment experience explore express feel friends girl give grade grow healthy human impact inclusion infant intentionally left blank interaction kids kindergarten language Leah Leah’s lesson lives milestones mommy mother neuroscience nurturing oxytocin person perspective play positive pro-social behaviors problems recognize Reena Virk relationship respect response ROE program role Roots of Empathy Schonert-Reichl sense Shaken Baby Syndrome share Sharon skills smile social and emotional society someone story talk teach teacher tell temperament traits things tion understanding University of Alberta victim young