This experience changed my life profoundly, both personally and professionally, and because of it, I will be able to affect a positive change in the lives of others.” - School superintendent

This was one of many inspiring testimonials we received from our inaugural Summer Institute for Educators, which wrapped up four weeks ago. We designed the six-day training to equip teachers and administrators with tools to enhance their social and emotional well-being and the well-being of their students, drawing on the latest scientific research.

But, as that testimonial suggests, something deeper happened over those six days-something that we here at the GGSC did not anticipate.

To read more about what happened at the Institute and our three key takeaways, click here.

For a general overview of the Institute from the UC Berkeley NewsCenter, click here.

Wishing you a happy and healthy rest of the summer!


Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
Education Director, Greater Good Science Center

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P.S. The 2014 Summer Institute will be held in June (dates TBD), with applications being accepted in January.

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