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Articles: Why Do We Blame Victims?By Juliana Breines | April 8, 2014
Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.
Articles: What’s Wrong with Grit?By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 20, 2014
Schools are exploring how to foster—and even grade—perseverance and passion. But before we take grit too far, we need to remember how little we know about it.
Summer Institute participants describe how they've used what they learned last summer
Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?
Articles: Three Ways to Foster a Forgiving SchoolBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 5, 2014
Research suggests that forgiveness might be an unexpected but powerful way to enhance school culture
Articles: What Makes a Teacher Lose It?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 30, 2014
Recent research suggests that teachers' attachment styles—how their childhoods shape adult relationships—may influence their work in the classroom.
Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014
Three easy ways to make it feel like new love
Implementing the Common Core doesn’t mean educators have to abandon SEL—in fact, just the opposite might be true.
A new scan of teacher education programs reveals that very few teachers receive training in social-emotional learning.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
A new longitudinal study finds children are affected by bullying throughout their lives—and reveals that even perpetrators can struggle as adults.
Articles: How to Foster Generosity in StudentsBy Vicki Zakrzewski | December 18, 2013
Science-based suggestions for keeping your students’ holiday spirit going throughout the year.
According to the research on failure, students may need more than just grit to succeed.
Raising Happiness: Tablet and Smartphone Boot Camp for Middle School ParentsBy Christine Carter | November 26, 2013
‘Tis the season for electronic gifts. But these days, parents need to provide their kids with much more than batteries for all their devices.
Articles: Gratitude Activities for the ClassroomBy Vicki Zakrzewski | November 19, 2013
Looking for some ways to bring gratitude into the classroom this Thanksgiving season? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Videos and Podcasts: Mindful Schools, Compassionate SchoolsBy Megan Cowan | November 1, 2013
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, the program director for Mindful Schools explains how mindfulness practice helps schools to become more compassionate places.
Articles: How to Support Stressed-Out TeachersBy Joyce Dorado, Vicki Zakrzewski | October 30, 2013
Teachers who work with traumatized students may suffer from chronic stress and vicarious trauma—without even realizing it. Here are some things school leaders can do to help them.
Raising Happiness: How to Help Kids Adjust to CollegeBy Christine Carter | October 28, 2013
Four ways to support new college students who are experiencing a rocky transition.
Exposure to chronic trauma is having tragic effects on some of our students. How can educators help?
What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
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