Advisory programs, which are common in non-traditional schools, could help students improve their relationships and prepare for life outside school.
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For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
Educators can exert power over students—or they can create an environment where students feel energized and capable themselves.
Gratitude helped Giacomo Bono survive a childhood disease. Now he’s trying to understand how to help kids cultivate thankfulness.
How do we encourage students to move from saying thank you to actually feeling grateful? These classroom ideas from Open Circle can help.
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.
An annotated bibliography of studies of mindfulness in education.
Articles: What’s Wrong with Grit?By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 20, 2014
Schools are exploring how to foster—and even grade—perseverance and passion. But before we take grit too far, we need to remember how little we know about it.
Summer Institute participants describe how they've used what they learned last summer
Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here's a round-up of four new studies at the frontier.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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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”...
- 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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