July Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | July 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Insights from the 2013 Summer Institute for Educators.

This experience changed my life profoundly, both personally and professionally, and because of it, I will be able to affect a positive change in the lives of others.” - School superintendent

This was one of many inspiring testimonials we received from our inaugural Summer Institute for Educators, which wrapped up four weeks ago. We designed the six-day training to equip teachers and administrators with tools to enhance their social and emotional well-being and the well-being of their students, drawing on the latest scientific research.

But, as that testimonial suggests, something deeper happened over those six days-something that we here at the GGSC did not anticipate.

To read more about what happened at the Institute and our three key takeaways, click here.

For a general overview of the Institute from the UC Berkeley NewsCenter, click here.

Wishing you a happy and healthy rest of the summer!


Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
Education Director, Greater Good Science Center

P.S. The 2014 Summer Institute will be held in June (dates TBD), with applications being accepted in January.

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


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