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How do we encourage students to move from saying thank you to actually feeling grateful? These classroom ideas from Open Circle can help.
Fourth-grade teacher Owen Griffith offers practical ways to turn schools and classrooms into no-complaint zones.
Nurturing Gratitude from the Inside Out, from The Inner Resilience Program, offers practical classroom activities integrating gratitude, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness.
Foster kindness and goodwill at your next meeting by saying “thank you.”
Articles: The Trouble with Trigger WarningsBy Mariah Flynn | November 1, 2016
Can educators warn students about troubling content without discouraging class participation? Here are some tips.
We're all subject to bias. Here are tips to help teachers treat all of their students with dignity and care.
One educator shares tales of teaching life lessons to her students, alongside integrals and exponentials.
Articles: How to Awaken Joy in KidsBy James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
Three new books illustrate what children really need from parents and educators.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
Famed child psychologist Alison Gopnik explains what new science reveals about the relationship between adults and children.
Thousands of these organizations exist. Could they make a difference?
Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.
Social-emotional learning programs have not traditionally targeted students with psychiatric or developmental disabilities. Here’s why they should.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.
Videos and Podcasts: How the Exploratorium Fosters WonderBy Tom Rockwell | June 24, 2016
Tom Rockwell, director of exhibits and media studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, offers a tour of the museum’s exhibits and how they inspire wonder.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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