Mary Gordon is the founder and president of Roots of Empathy and the author of Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child.
Stories by Mary Gordon
Articles: The Wisdom of BabiesBy Mary Gordon | July 27, 2011
As Roots of Empathy gears up for its U.S. expansion, founder Mary Gordon reveals how the program has nurtured compassion around the world, one child at a time.
Videos and Podcasts: Meet Baby MeiBy Mary Gordon | July 26, 2011
Mary Gordon shows a Roots of Empathy classroom and baby in action, explaining how together they help break cycles of intergenerational violence.
Videos and Podcasts: Emotional LiteracyBy Mary Gordon | July 21, 2011
Mary Gordon shares inspiring stories about children performing remarkable acts of compassion.
Videos and Podcasts: Our Common HumanityBy Mary Gordon | July 16, 2011
Mary Gordon discusses how caring for a baby helps children find the humanity in themselves and others.
Videos and Podcasts: Tiny TeachersBy Mary Gordon | July 11, 2011
Mary Gordon describes how babies can foster emotional connection and emotional literacy in the classroom.
Videos and Podcasts: Roots of Empathy’s ImpactBy Mary Gordon | July 6, 2011
Mary Gordon discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children.
Videos and Podcasts: Mary Gordon on the Roots of EmpathyBy Mary Gordon | July 1, 2011
The founder and president of Roots of Empathy, a program that brings babies into classrooms to teach children compassion, shares stories and research from her program’s worldwide success.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
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