Stories for... Educators
Articles: Framed!By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | Summer 2008
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton argues that we must look to our prejudices, not our genes, to explain achievement gaps.
Articles: Mix It Up!By Jennifer Holladay | Summer 2008
Despite some progress, racism is still pervasive in American schools, reports Jennifer Holladay. Here’s what schools can do to promote tolerance and equality.
Articles: With Friends Like TheseBy Marjorie Taylor, Alison b. Shawber | Spring 2008
It’s normal and healthy for children to have imaginary friends, explain Marjorie Taylor and Alison B. Shawber. But what do these friends say about the children who create them?
Articles: Can We Play?By David Elkind | Spring 2008
Play is essential to positive human development, but kids are playing less and less, says psychologist David Elkind. What can we do to build a new culture of play?
Articles: Book Review: The Path to PurposeBy Dawn Friedman | Spring 2008
The Path to Purpose: Helping our children find their calling in life
By William Damon
Free Press, 2008, 240 pages
Articles: The Wild OnesBy Howard P. Chudacoff | Spring 2008
Throughout American history, adults have tried to control children’s play. But Howard P. Chudacoff argues that in the end, the kids will always win.
Articles: From the Editors: Spring 08By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith | Spring 2008
Articles: Playing the Blame GameBy Jeremy Adam Smith | Spring 2008
Video games stand accused of causing obesity, violence, and lousy grades. But new research paints a surprisingly complicated and positive picture, reports Jeremy Adam smith.
Articles: Playing with PowerBy Jason Marsh | Winter 2007-08
Jason Marsh reflects on an educational classic.
Articles: Stop! Calm Down! Think!By Dawn Friedman | Winter 2007-08
The Second Step program has helped nine million kids understand and manage their emotions—and research shows that it’s leading to kinder, smarter schools says Dawn Friedman
Articles: Binuclear FamilyBy Ruth Bettelheim | Fall 2007
Divorce is painful for children, but Ruth Bettelheim urges us to see what kids can gain when one family becomes two.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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