World’s Youngest Teachers Are Babies Who Visit Schools to Teach Students About Empathy – and It’s Working

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Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:56 am

Meet Britain’s youngest teachers – the babies who are visiting primary school students in order to help them learn about empathy.

The three babies are all children of teachers at Ardgowan Primary School in Greenock, Scotlan who are on maternity leave. Once every two weeks, the babies are brought into school to meet the pupils.

The tiny tots, ranging in age from 3 to 10 months old, “teach” the schoolchildren by allowing them to see the babies grow and develop, and learn about empathy, understanding, and responsibility.

The idea originated from a Canadian organization called the Roots of Empathy project. With all of the babies being at different stages of development, curious primary pupils are encouraged to ask questions about what they like to do and how to manage them.

Stacey-Lee McLellan, who brings her 8-month-old son to the school for the lessons, says that the troublesome pupils are often the most receptive to meeting the babies.

“Even for kids who are a little challenging, they really adapt when the babies are in,” said McLellan. “It’s often them who are interacting more on a one-to-one level.”

Another one of the momma teachers, 28-year-old Charlene McClusky, says that since her students love to ask questions and hold the hand of her infant son, the lessons have helped the newborn boy be more confident.


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/babies-visit-schools-to-teach-students-empathy/

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