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Teaching Empathy by Bringing a Baby into the Classroom

Jessica Rizzuto

The Roots of Empathy program has gotten international recognition as an innovative way to reduce bullying. Seeing an infant in their classroom, elementary aged children learn emotional literacy and problem solving, as they must put themselves into the shoes of the infant to be able to interact with him or her. The video is a little cheesy but the website ( ) discusses the significant impact of the program worldwide! What do you think?

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