The newest teachers at Maury Elementary School haven’t been to college. They can’t tie their own shoes. They don’t speak much English. And they aren’t potty-trained.

They are babies. Mostly bald, and completely mesmerizing.

Maury is one of five Washington, D.C. elementary schools attempting to harness the disarming power of infants to help students recognize and deal with emotions in themselves and their classmates. The babies, in other words, are meant to help teach children how to be kind.

From "D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy" by Emma Brown (wapo.st/1uSHvw3), originally published in The Washington Post June 1, 2014

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I'm a photographer, videographer, and public radio storyteller. I work at the Washington Post as a video journalist. My visual work has appeared on the websites of The Washington Post (wapo.st/Mw24xK), NPR (n.pr/XdBTvg), MediaStorm (bit.ly/LDa26t), the AARP Bulletin Today (ow.ly/t2bqH), and others. My audio pieces have aired on NPR's All Things Considered Weekend (n.pr/NkwiMh), where I worked in 2010.

I've instructed at multimedia workshops given by MediaStorm, the National Press Photographer's Association, Maine Media Workshops, and Syracuse University's school of photojournalism.

I received a Master’s in Multimedia Storytelling from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where I studied under multimedia guru Bruce Strong and taught classes with professor and audio god Doug Quin.

I live in Washington, DC with my wife and daughter. I like hitchhiking, eating pickled foods, talking to plants, and watching Star Trek the Next Generation. I try to embarrass myself at least once a day.

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