Announcing the Greater Good Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 15, 2012 | 0 comments

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Hi everyone!

As the new GGSC Education Director, I’m so excited to bring the science of a meaningful life—including helpful tips on social-emotional learning—to teachers, school administrators, and anyone else interested in helping our students and schools thrive.

If you want to keep up with the new articles and other resources I’ll be producing as part of our education program, I encourage you to subscribe to our free Greater Good Education newsletter.

Each month, I’ll feature articles that:

* Provide science-based tips for teachers on fostering social-emotional skills and well-being in their students;

* Give administrators ideas for creating a positive school climate based on the science of positive organizational psychology;

* Describe ways teachers (and administrators) can care for themselves and effectively manage the stress of teaching.

You’ll be able to track all these articles and much more through our newsletter, and by regularly visiting Greater Good. I’d love to hear your feedback on what you found helpful and what else you’d like me to cover in the future!

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

This month in Greater Good Education . . .

Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?
Why SEL is a necessity for children of every background

Four Ways to Encourage Kindness in Students
Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness

How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout
Tips for keeping cool and being kind to yourself, even in the midst of a stressful situation

Three Ways Administrators Can Foster Teachers’ Growth
Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes

Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care
Research suggests caring relationships with teachers help students do better in school and act more kindly toward others

Is Character the Key to Success?
An interview with Paul Tough reveals that there’s more to academic success than just, well…academics

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About The Author

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., is the education director of the Greater Good Science Center.


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