Lynette Richardson, a fourth grader at Oakland's Glenview Elementary School, will be among the guests on KQED Public Radio's Forum show today, Friday, at 9 a.m.
As a third grader, Lynette took part in a year-long program called Roots of Empathy. The project brings mothers and babies into Oakland public school classrooms to help students recognize emotions and experience empathy, according to the KQED website.
Today's Forum focuses on social and emotional learning. Roots of Empathy is one of the programs the Oakland Unified School District has launched to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts.
Other (older!) guests on the program will include Tony Smith, OUSD superintendent; Mary Gordon, founder and president of Roots of Empathy; and Vicki Zakrzewski, education director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, which studies the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being.
Dave Iverson hosts today's show, which airs on 88.5 FM. Listeners are encouraged to call in their comments or questions to 866-SF-Forum (866-733-6786) or to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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