Tag: Education


Tag: Education

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Articles: Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 23, 2015

The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.


Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.


Articles: What a Greater Good School Looks Like

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 27, 2015

One school in India is cultivating the well-being of students by implementing Greater Good Science Center practices.


Articles: Three Lessons for Students from the Film “The Prophet”

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 25, 2015

Discussing the new film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s timeless poems with students can help reveal the science of a meaningful life.


Articles: Four Activities for Building a Positive School Climate

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 11, 2015

Check out these research-based practices for cultivating staff well-being—a key to successful schools.


Articles: Free Your Mind and Your School Might Follow

By Jay Turner | July 20, 2015

A moving account of the lessons one teacher took back from our Summer Institute for Educators.


Articles: Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids

By Jason Marsh, Vicki Zakrzewski | July 14, 2015

The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.

Elaine Wynn, right, chair of the board of directors for Communities In Schools, congratulates Talitha Halley. In the years since Halley fled Katrina, the organization helped her realize her goal of graduating from Howard University.

Articles: What Can We Learn about Resilience from the Children of Katrina?

By Peggy Barmore | July 10, 2015

Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.


Articles: Why Are Some Children More Giving Than Others?

By Sarah Wheeler | June 29, 2015

A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.


Articles: Five Ways for Teachers to Recharge This Summer

By Emily Campbell | June 17, 2015

Another school year is over. And just in time, here are activities from our new web resource to help teachers make the most of summer.


Articles: Should Student Success Include Happiness?

By Vicki Zakrzewski, Peter Brunn | May 25, 2015

If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.


Articles: Why Teachers Are More Likely to Punish Black Students

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 7, 2015

A new study shows that teachers of all races are more likely to punish black students. Fortunately, research also points to solutions.


Articles: How to Help Teens Find Purpose

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015

Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.


Articles: How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together

By Linda Lantieri, Vicki Zakrzewski | April 7, 2015

When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.

This essay is based on Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom (WW Norton, 2015).

Articles: Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers

By Patricia Jennings | March 30, 2015

Patricia A. Jennings explains why teachers should cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.


Articles: How to Build Trust in Schools

By Vicki Zakrzewski | February 19, 2015

Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.


Articles: Emotional Intelligence Needs a Moral Rudder

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 22, 2015

Social-emotional learning programs need to be built on a moral foundation, suggests new research.


Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015

Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.


Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.


Articles: Debunking the Myths about Boys and Emotions

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 1, 2014

Research has found that boys can connect emotionally with others at a very deep level—we just have to make it safe for them to do so.


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