Mary Gordon was awarded a 2018 Governor General’s Innovation Award for her education achievement, Roots of Empathy. As a kindergarten
2018 Governor General’s Innovation Award laureate, Mary Gordon appeared on The Today Show on October 17, 2019, in a segment titled “How baby ‘teachers’ in classrooms are teaching older kids empathy.”
The program celebrated the success of Roots of Empathy which began in Canada in 1996 and now operates in 14 countries around the world. Roots of Empathy’s unique concept of bringing babies into a classroom teaches children empathy. Through the program, young students learn how their actions can affect others.
You can watch TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones’s segment here.