Stories for... Educators
Articles: Mindful Kids, Peaceful SchoolsBy Jill Suttie | Summer 2007
With eyes closed and deep breaths, students are learning a new method to reduce anxiety, conflict, and attention disorders. But don’t call it meditation.
Articles: A Lesson in ThanksBy Jeffrey Froh | Summer 2007
Psychologist Jeffrey Froh infused middle-school classes with a small dose of gratitude—and found that it made students feel more connected to their friends, family, and their school.
Articles: We Are All BystandersBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | Fall/Winter 2006-07
But we don’t have to be. Dacher Keltner and Jason Marsh explain why we sometimes shackle our moral instincts, and how we can set them free.
Articles: Playground HeroesBy Ken Rigby, Bruce Johnson | Fall/Winter 2006-07
Who can stop bullying? Not just parents and teachers, argue Ken Rigby and Bruce Johnson.
Articles: Everyday AchievementsBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What’s the key to academic success for kids struggling in school, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Articles: Digital DiplomacyBy Kathy M. Newman | Spring/Summer 2006
In an industry often criticized for promoting sex and violence, a new video game helps users bring peace to the Middle East. But will anyone want to play?
Articles: Handle with CareBy Nel Noddings | Spring/Summer 2006
To deal with everyday ethical problems, kids need more than just a simple list of rules or virtues, argues Nel Noddings. They need chances to talk through their problems with caring and engaged adults.
Articles: Right and Wrong in the Real WorldBy Joshua Halberstam | Spring/Summer 2006
From our friendships to our jobs to our conduct in public, seemingly small decisions often pose tough ethical dilemmas, says Joshua Halberstam. He offers guidance for navigating the ethical dimension of everyday life.
Articles: Book Review: All RiseBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2006
By Robert W. Fuller
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006, 200 pages
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: The Bully ProblemBy Amy Wilson | Fall/Winter 2005-06
The results are in: Violence, insults, and intimidation among kids do more psychological harm than anyone anticipated. But can schools do anything about it?
Articles: Inspiring Good WorkBy Howard Gardner, Wendy Fischman | Spring/Summer 2005
Steroid abuse. Accounting tricks. Plagiarism. Budding professionals are learning these tricks of their trades from mentors, say researchers Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner. Who will inspire them to practice ethics and excellence on the job?
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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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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