News & Events



The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

August 5-8, 2013
Hillsborough, CA

An event providing workshops for K-12 Educators and Administrators

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science Center event.

These identical four-day events take place July 29-August 1 in Santa Rosa, CA, and August 5-8 in Hillsborough, CA. The goal is to provide professional and personal renewal, researched and time-tested curricula resources, and thoughtful reflections and discussions for educators and administrators.

Break out sessions will cover a myriad of topics, including:

  • Peace-building, Conflict Resolution, and Play: Making a Way for Friendship (Grades K-5)
  • The Influence of the Media on the Middle and High School Student: Opportunity for SEL (Grades 5-12)
  • The Emotion Thermometer: Practices to Promote Self-Regulation and Resiliency (Grades K-12)
  • The Identity Puzzle: Who am I? What do I believe? (Grades 5-12)
  • Emerging SEL Curriculum for Middle and High School Students: Themes, Discussions and Experiences (Grades 5-12)
  • Story Time - Activating Social and Emotional Learning through Literacy (Grades K-3)
  • Play on Purpose: Active Team and Cooperative Building Exercises (Grades 4-12)

For more information, visit

Tracker Pixel for Entry
blog comments powered by Disqus



Greater Good Events

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017
6 CE Hours

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

Is she flirting with you? Take the quiz and find out.
"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

thnx advertisement