March Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 12, 2013 | 1 comment

From training kids for compassion to the neuroscience of learning, here's a round-up of our recent education content.

Greetings! This month, guest author Brooke Dodson-Lavelle describes how Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) can make kids happier, healthier, and more compassionate—even towards so-called “bullies.”

And did you know that volunteering has been shown to reduce students’ risk for heart disease? Here are some tips for maximizing the benefits of service for students.

You also might enjoy our review of a new book that translates current social neuroscience research into practical ways to optimize students’ learning and development.

Finally, the registration deadline for our first annual Summer Institute for Educators has been extended to March 31st. Scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.

Warmest regards, 

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

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


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Thank you for your very interesting presentation at the recent CAIS Conference.  You mentioned that you would be posting your Teacher Care presentation slides on your website but I have not been able to find it.  Could you send it to me or post it on the site?
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