As the new GGSC Education Director, I’m so excited to bring the science of a meaningful life—including helpful tips on social-emotional learning—to teachers, school administrators, and anyone else interested in helping our students and schools thrive.
Each month, I’ll feature articles that:
* Provide science-based tips for teachers on fostering social-emotional skills and well-being in their students;
* Give administrators ideas for creating a positive school climate based on the science of positive organizational psychology;
* Describe ways teachers (and administrators) can care for themselves and effectively manage the stress of teaching.
You’ll be able to track all these articles and much more through our newsletter, and by regularly visiting Greater Good. I’d love to hear your feedback on what you found helpful and what else you’d like me to cover in the future!
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
This month in Greater Good Education . . .
Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?
Why SEL is a necessity for children of every background
Four Ways to Encourage Kindness in Students
Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness
How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout
Tips for keeping cool and being kind to yourself, even in the midst of a stressful situation
Three Ways Administrators Can Foster Teachers’ Growth
Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes
Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care
Research suggests caring relationships with teachers help students do better in school and act more kindly toward others
Is Character the Key to Success?
An interview with Paul Tough reveals that there’s more to academic success than just, well…academics