SEL doesn't just change the teaching—it changes the teachers and the students. Here are their stories.
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An annotated bibliography of studies of mindfulness in education.
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: The Neuroscience of Good CoachingBy Marshall Moore | February 18, 2014
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
Summer Institute participants describe how they've used what they learned last summer
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
Articles: What Makes a Teacher Lose It?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 30, 2014
Recent research suggests that teachers' attachment styles—how their childhoods shape adult relationships—may influence their work in the classroom.
A new scan of teacher education programs reveals that very few teachers receive training in social-emotional learning.
Articles: How to Support Stressed-Out TeachersBy Joyce Dorado, Vicki Zakrzewski | October 30, 2013
Teachers who work with traumatized students may suffer from chronic stress and vicarious trauma—without even realizing it. Here are some things school leaders can do to help them.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 2, 2013
A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.
Articles: How to Create a Positive School ClimateBy Vicki Zakrzewski | August 21, 2013
Three practical, research-based suggestions for one of the most effective and important things school leaders can do.
By developing social-emotional skills, teachers can rediscover the joy of teaching.
Articles: July Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | July 30, 2013
Insights from the 2013 Summer Institute for Educators.
Articles: June Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | June 11, 2013
From how to help students develop purpose to an interview with the creator of the World Peace Game, here's a round-up of our recent education content.
Research suggests that inducing awe in the classroom might inspire kids to find a sense of purpose in life
Articles: Can Gen Y Fix Our Schools?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 22, 2013
They may get a bad rap, but research suggests that the needs of Gen Y teachers could help us create thriving schools.
Articles: Take This Job and….By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 20, 2012
Wait! Here are some research-based ways teachers and principals can rejuvenate their passion for their jobs over the holidays.
Articles: How to Foster Gratitude in SchoolsBy Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | November 19, 2012
When students are thankful, they feel more connected to their schools and teachers, explain researchers Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono.
Articles: November Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | November 14, 2012
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See how the happiness levels of students in our online course vary depending on where they live.
Christine Carter explains how "doing nothing" could be a key to happiness... and productivity.
During the past three years, we've published dozens of articles and videos about the science of gratitude. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the best!
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