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Articles: How to Cultivate Humble Leadership

By 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.

 
Simon & Schuster, 2015, 287 pages

Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from Burnout

By 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.

 

Articles: Fighting Stereotypes Is Good for All Students

By Clifton B. Parker | January 28, 2016

In a new study, everyone's grades improved when African-American students felt less threatened.

 

Articles: Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | January 11, 2016

Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

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

 

Articles: The Best Greater Good Articles of 2015

By 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.

 
Simon & Schuster, 2015, 400 pages

Articles: What Inequality Does to Kids

By 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.

 

Articles: Nine Tips for Talking to Kids about Trauma

By Kira M. Newman | November 30, 2015

After a tragedy like the Paris attacks, kids will have questions. How do we respond?

 
Students practicing yoga

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.

 

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