Tag: Teachers


Tag: Teachers

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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: 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: 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: Three Ways to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?


Articles: Free Your Mind and Your School Might Follow

By Jay Turner | July 20, 2015

A moving account of the lessons one teacher took back from our Summer Institute for Educators.


Articles: Five Ways for Teachers to Recharge This Summer

By Emily Campbell | June 17, 2015

Another school year is over. And just in time, here are activities from our new web resource to help teachers make the most of summer.


Articles: Should Student Success Include Happiness?

By Vicki Zakrzewski, Peter Brunn | May 25, 2015

If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.


Articles: Why Teachers Are More Likely to Punish Black Students

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 7, 2015

A new study shows that teachers of all races are more likely to punish black students. Fortunately, research also points to solutions.


Articles: How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together

By Linda Lantieri, Vicki Zakrzewski | April 7, 2015

When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.


Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015

Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.

Games and other playful activities were a key part of the Greater Good Science Center's Summer Institute for Educators, which develops key social-emotional learning skills.

Articles: How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms

By Vicki Zakrzewski | September 16, 2014

SEL doesn't just change the teaching—it changes the teachers and the students. Here are their stories.


Articles: Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights

By Emily Campbell | September 16, 2014

An annotated bibliography of studies of mindfulness in education.

Chris Murchison and Monica Worline present at the 2014 GGSC SIE

Articles: Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 18, 2014

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.

Former Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Tony Smith with student

Articles: A New Model of School Reform

By 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 Coaching

By Marshall Moore | February 18, 2014

New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.

Krista Schroth laughs with other participants at the 2013 Summer Institute for Educators

Articles: The Science of Social-Emotional Learning in Action

By Emily Campbell | February 11, 2014

Summer Institute participants describe how they've used what they learned last summer


Articles: Three Ways to Foster a Forgiving School

By 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.


Articles: How to Close the Social-Emotional Gap in Teacher Training

By Kim Schonert-Reichl, Vicki Zakrzewski | January 8, 2014

A new scan of teacher education programs reveals that very few teachers receive training in social-emotional learning.


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