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November 19, 2018

The Fight for Grade-Level Reading Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Michele Borba on Empathy as a Learned Trait

This week we talk to Dr. Michele Borba, a former teacher and author of several books, including “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World,” about the importance of empathy and why it is a learned trait. She was brought to Sarasota to speak to parents and caregivers about her book as part of Forty Carrots Family Center’s speaker series.

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