Harnessing Infant Power to Teach Empathy in D.C. Schools


credit: Ashoka

The District's Maury Elementary School's newest teachers are bald, cuddly babies who aim to teach a thing or two about kindness to children.

The program is called Roots of Empathy, which was founded nearly two decades ago in Toronto and has since become integrated in the United States to address classroom bullying. The program plans to teach specific character traits — such as persistence, self-control and self-confidence — which are all crucial for future of the students, alongside teaching academics.

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