There are people who got bad grades but grew up to be successful adults, says Mark Katz. What’s their secret—and how can schools help?
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Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Articles: Is Grit the Key to Success?By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2016
A new book extolls the power of passion and perseverance, but is the research strong enough?
Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?
A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?
Articles: How to Cultivate Global CompassionBy Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016
Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
New research suggests we need to take account of how diverse groups of students view and apply SEL skills.
Articles: What Preschools Can Teach UniversitiesBy Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016
The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.
A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.
Articles: How to Cultivate Humble LeadershipBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 9, 2016
One principal shares how she transformed her school culture by recognizing her limitations--and then listening to students and staff.
Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from BurnoutBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2016
A new book argues that overscheduling and overtesting our kids isn't helping them learn better—and is hurting their health and happiness.
Articles: What if Schools Taught Kindness?By Laura Pinger, Lisa Flook | February 1, 2016
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
In a new study, everyone's grades improved when African-American students felt less threatened.
Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.
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Articles: The Best Greater Good Articles of 2015By Greater Good Editors | December 28, 2015
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and our editors pick the best of the rest.
Articles: What Inequality Does to KidsBy Diana Divecha | December 1, 2015
Robert Putnam's recent book issues a wake-up call for what a nation can and should do for its families.
After a tragedy like the Paris attacks, kids will have questions. How do we respond?
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.
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
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