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Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

 

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 Babies

By 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.

 
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: Meet Baby Mei

By 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.

 
Mary Gordon shares inspiring stories about children performing remarkable acts of compassion.

Videos and Podcasts: Emotional Literacy

By Mary Gordon | July 21, 2011

Mary Gordon shares inspiring stories about children performing remarkable acts of compassion.

 
Mary Gordon discusses how caring for a baby helps children find the humanity in themselves and others.

Videos and Podcasts: Our Common Humanity

By Mary Gordon | July 16, 2011

Mary Gordon discusses how caring for a baby helps children find the humanity in themselves and others.

 
Mary Gordon describes how babies can foster emotional connection and emotional literacy in the classroom.

Videos and Podcasts: Tiny Teachers

By Mary Gordon | July 11, 2011

Mary Gordon describes how babies can foster emotional connection and emotional literacy in the classroom.

 
Mary Gordon discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children.

Videos and Podcasts: Roots of Empathy’s Impact

By 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.

 
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.

Videos and Podcasts: Mary Gordon on the Roots of Empathy

By 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.

 
The founder of Roots of Empathy explains the severe importance of empathy in a child’s development. Presented as part of the TEDxGoldenGateED event on June 11, 2011.

Videos and Podcasts: Teach Compassion: Mary Gordon

By Mary Gordon | June 11, 2011

The founder of Roots of Empathy explains the severe importance of empathy in a child’s development. Presented as part of the TEDxGoldenGateED event on June 11, 2011.

 

Slide Presentation: Seeds of Compassion, Roots of Empathy

By Mary Gordon | December 3, 2010

Mary Gordon's slides from her presentation about her trailblazing program, Roots of Empathy.

 

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