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Tag: Social-emotional Learning
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Articles: Our Best Education Articles of 2016By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 2, 2017
During the past year, Greater Good published a lot of exciting articles about teaching and schools. Here are some of the best.
Social-emotional learning programs have not traditionally targeted students with psychiatric or developmental disabilities. Here’s why they should.
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?
New research suggests we need to take account of how diverse groups of students view and apply SEL skills.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Kind Kids Lead to Healthier CommunitiesBy Emily Campbell | December 16, 2015
A new study suggests that cultivating “pro-social” skills in schools might benefit public health and safety.
A moving account of the lessons one teacher took back from our Summer Institute for Educators.
If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.
When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.
Social-emotional learning programs need to be built on a moral foundation, suggests new research.
Research has found that boys can connect emotionally with others at a very deep level—we just have to make it safe for them to do so.
SEL doesn't just change the teaching—it changes the teachers and the students. Here are their stories.
Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.
Articles: A New Model of School ReformBy Vicki Zakrzewski | May 21, 2014
Oakland Unified is transforming its schools by embedding social-emotional learning into the district culture—one adult at a time.
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
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.
By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.
Articles: May Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | May 14, 2013
With the re-introduction of Congressman Tim Ryan's social-emotional learning bill, our May newsletter focuses on the wide-ranging benefits of SEL skills for students.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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