TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Over 60 babies will gather to celebrate the conclusion of the past year delivering Roots of Empathy in classrooms throughout the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon will be present to honour Toronto's youngest educators and their families for their dedication to building caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.
|What||A celebration of the Roots of Empathy babies who have engaged Toronto students around the green blanket this past school year. These "Tiny Teachers" are the catalysts that help children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others - empathy. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression - including bullying - among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.|
|Where|| St. Lawrence Hall - Great Hall
157 King St. East, Toronto, ON
|When|| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*** Photo opportunity of Roots of Empathy babies at approximately 1:50 p.m.
*** Photo opportunity of Speakers 2:00 p.m.
|Who||Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon and representatives from the government, agencies supporting program delivery, corporate sponsors, school principals, teachers and Roots of Empathy Mentors, Instructors and administrators|
|The Roots of Empathy "Tiny Teachers" and their dedicated parents who volunteer their time|
|Why||Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon will join in recognizing the dedication of the Roots of Empathy babies, families and volunteers who make up the heart of the program. Toronto was host to the first Roots of Empathy programs in 1996, and has since continued to promote more caring classrooms throughout the TDSB.|
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