Tag: Education


Tag: Education

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Articles: Seven Ways to Cultivate Joy and Empathy in Math Class

By Jill Halpern | October 25, 2016

One educator shares tales of teaching life lessons to her students, alongside integrals and exponentials.


Articles: How to Awaken Joy in Kids

By James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016

These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.


Articles: How to Help Children Unleash Their Potential

By Diana Divecha | October 7, 2016

Three new books illustrate what children really need from parents and educators.


Articles: How to Teach Happiness at School

By Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016

We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.


Articles: Are You a Gardener or a Carpenter for Your Child?

By Jill Suttie | October 3, 2016

Famed child psychologist Alison Gopnik explains what new science reveals about the relationship between adults and children.


Articles: Could Gay-Straight Alliances Reduce Bullying?

By Robert Marx, Heather Hensman Kettrey | September 16, 2016

Thousands of these organizations exist. Could they make a difference?

Richard Louv's new book is Vitamin N: 500 Ways to Enrich the Health & Happiness of Your Family & Community (Algonquin Books, 2016, 304 pages)

Articles: How to Protect Kids from Nature-Deficit Disorder

By Jill Suttie | September 15, 2016

Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.


Articles: How to Bring SEL to Students with Disabilities

By David Lichtenstein | August 31, 2016

Social-emotional learning programs have not traditionally targeted students with psychiatric or developmental disabilities. Here’s why they should.


Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try Meditation

By Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016

Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.


Articles: Kids Need More Than Just Brains to Succeed

By Jill Suttie | July 12, 2016

A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.


Articles: Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

By Shuka Kalantari | June 29, 2016

One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.

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.

Videos and Podcasts: How the Exploratorium Fosters Wonder

By 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.


Articles: Five Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

By Jill Suttie | June 14, 2016

New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.


Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in Kids

By Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016

In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.


Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students Succeed

By Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016

According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.


Articles: A Simple Story Can Improve Students’ Grades in Science

By Kira M. Newman | May 27, 2016

According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.


Articles: Teachers Can Reduce Suspensions by Practicing Empathy

By Mariah Flynn | May 26, 2016

According to a new study, considering students' perspectives cuts suspension rates in half and improves student-teacher relationships.


Articles: How Teachers Can Help Students Who Fail in Class to Succeed at Life

By Mark Katz | May 24, 2016

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?


Articles: Five Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

By Karen Bluth | May 23, 2016

Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.

Scribner, May 2016, 352 pages

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?


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