A new book, co-written by Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman, argues that schools are the best places to cultivate an understanding of our relationship to the natural world.
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Research has identified what makes some gifts more meaningful than others. Here's how teachers can help their students get beyond elbow macaroni and glue.
Research suggests that experiencing awe helps kids focus less on themselves and more on the world around them.
Raising Happiness: What Teens NeedBy Christine Carter | November 26, 2012
Sometimes, they need carefully calibrated danger
Articles: How to Foster Gratitude in SchoolsBy Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | November 20, 2012
When students are thankful, they feel more connected to their schools and teachers, explain researchers Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono.
Raising Happiness: Preventing Holiday FatigueBy Christine Carter | November 19, 2012
Gratitude is the key to happiness--especially when we are busy and stressed.
Articles: November Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | November 14, 2012
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Articles: How to Help Students Develop HopeBy Vicki Zakrzewski | November 6, 2012
According to research, hope is key to academic achievement--and it's a skill students can develop over time. Here's how.
Raising Happiness: The Kids Are Not AlrightBy Christine Carter | November 5, 2012
Do you think you worry too much about your children? Too little? How much is enough?
The Los Angeles Times is suing for "value-added" assessments of teachers. Here's why they may do more harm than good.
Articles: Do We Care for Our Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 23, 2012
To create a caring school community, research tells us that care must be extended to everyone.
Articles: The Misunderstood Middle SchoolerBy Vicki Zakrzewski | October 16, 2012
To address the rampant behavior problems in middle school, we need to better understand teens' moral development.
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Articles: Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 4, 2012
Why SEL is a necessity for children of every background.
Articles: Is Character the Key to Success?By Vicki Zakrzewski | September 26, 2012
An interview with Paul Tough reveals that there's more to academic success than just, well...academics.
Articles: Four Ways Teachers Can Show They CareBy Vicki Zakrzewski | September 18, 2012
Research suggests caring relationships with teachers help students do better in school and act more kindly toward others.
Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes.
Back-to-school tips: Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness.
... and introducing our new Education Director, Vicki Zakrzewski.
Articles: How to Bullyproof Your KidBy Jill Suttie | July 19, 2012
Two new books explore how to curb bullying in the classroom and online.
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
A new study suggests why it is that good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
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”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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