Roots of Empathy Programme: Avoiding bullying & aggressive behaviour in formative years


Roots of Empathy is a classroom program in Toronto, Canada, where infants are taken to visit elementary schools on a regular basis, in order to allow the schoolchildren to observe the infants’ development and emotions. The project was began in 1996 by Mary Gordon, a social entrepreneur and educator.

This is a brilliant programme called Roots of Empathy”. In this video link

it shows one of the days when a baby is brought into a 4th grade class and used as a means to get students to talk about the vulnerability of human beings and speak about their own feelings. It is a way of getting them to be sensitive to other people’s feelings and the goal is to prevent aggression and bullying.

The founder Mary Gordon said “It is no good raising a society of people who know how to read and compute well but not to relate well. Learning how to relate to one another requires empathy.”

Read more about Roots of Empathy from their website:

I think this is a great, effective programme. What do you think?

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Hi, pleased to meet you! I am Deborah Esther, an Inspirational writer, author, speaker and transformational strategist. I am first and foremost passionate about humanity; yes human beings and our mental, psychological and physical health and how human beings impact the big wide world in a variety of ways. I write about everything and anything that I feel strongly about. I do so from the perspective of one who has experienced certain things in life and observed others go through. It is also from the perspective of my Christian faith as a teacher and minister of the Gospel. We project who we are to the world and who we are affects how we relate to one another, so I conclude that I want to be the best version of who I am predestined to be, so as to make a difference to one or more people. My mission is to aid others have the same outlook in life; develop and demonstrate compassion through engaging with causes that matter and are important to humanity. I express myself through writing articles, quotes, poetry, spoken word... I pray and reflect on biblical scriptures which I may share. I have developed self assessment/potential realisation and therapeutic creative writing programmes for workshops. On my blog, I also share articles, videos and quotes from other sources..., some may ask for donations, fundraising or volunteering in worthy causes. Let’s play our part for a better world; be daily transformed so as to be world changers. I also hope to read and learn from you all in our inspirational blogosphere 😃 God bless Deborah Esther x

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