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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.
If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.
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 PurposeBy 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.
When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.
Articles: Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help TeachersBy 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 SchoolsBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 19, 2015
Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.
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.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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.
New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.
Articles: The Teenage OpportunityBy Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.
Videos and Podcasts: How Can We Cultivate Gratitude in Schools?By Giocomo Bono | September 29, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Giacomo Bono reports on his research into how to foster gratitude in classrooms.
SEL doesn't just change the teaching—it changes the teachers and the students. Here are their stories.
An annotated bibliography of studies of mindfulness in education.
Articles: Eight Keys to End BullyingBy Signe Whitson | August 26, 2014
Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.
Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.
Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.
Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.
Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?
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