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  • Rebecca Kotler

    This is the Roots of Empathy book by ROE founder, Mary Gordon. I'm so excited to read it after everything I've been hearing about this program. When I brought my baby to my classroom, the 8-10 year old students were interested in his every move, his mood, his developing language--it was remarkable.

  • Usha Venkatachallam

    Mary Gordon explains the value of and how best to nurture empathy and social and emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying. [Amazon Affiliate Link]

  • Denise Luechtefeld

    Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child: Mary Gordon, Daniel J. Siegel MD: 9781615190072: Amazon.com: Books

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