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Find compassionate perspectives and evidence-based strategies to foster school environments that promote psychological well-being and support students experiencing behavioral, emotional, or social challenges.

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Supporting Grieving Students

It's important for educators to reach out to grieving students. Here's some guidance and resources to support this difficult task.

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Can Stress Help Students?

Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress can strengthen the immune system, enhance memory and learning, and improve decision-making skills.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.

Helping Students With Identity Secrets

Rick Curwin takes a compassionate look at students living with identity secrets, and proposes three steps toward creating a culture of acceptance.

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How to Help Students with ADHD

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Self-Mastery

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Four to reveal the nature of anger and a few critical techniques for self-mastery.

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How Daily Meditation Improves Behavior

With levels of violence and poverty rising around them, San Francisco middle school students find social and emotional healing -- and a new readiness to learn -- in a bold program of daily meditation.

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Bully Prevention: Why We Desperately Need to Invest in Home-School Partnerships

Blogger Joe Mazza talks about heightened awareness and early intervention to avert the always negative and sometimes tragic consequences of bullying.

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DSM-5: A Controversy in the Mental Health Community

Blogger Mark Phillips examines the reasons for -- and dangers of -- upgrading ADHD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' forthcoming revision.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Obstacles to Happiness

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Two and examines obstacles to happiness and means for coping with them.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Understanding Happiness

Filmmaker Randy Taran kicks off this seven part series on building happiness as she suggests definitions for happiness and ways for every individual to explore it.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: The Seven Doors to Happiness

Filmmaker Randy Taran introduces a seven part blog series that includes curricula for adults and students to better understand happiness. For her research, she interviewed many thought leaders including the Dalai Lama and teens from three...

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Understanding Happiness

Filmmaker Randy Taran kicks off this seven part series on building happiness as she suggests definitions for happiness and ways for every individual to explore it.

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Child-Development Findings Are Ready for School

Schools can bridge the long-standing gulf between child psychology and classroom practice.

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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment

Healthier kids, a safer school, and improved academic achievement are just a few of the positive effects of this unique partnership between New York City schools and the city's venerable charity for kids.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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Bully Prevention: Why We Desperately Need to Invest in Home-School Partnerships

Blogger Joe Mazza talks about heightened awareness and early intervention to avert the always negative and sometimes tragic consequences of bullying.

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A Depressing Trend: Teenage Mental Illness Is on the Rise

As more and more teens are diagnosed with mental illness, schools and health professionals struggle to hone a response.

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Questions and Answers: Determining What Our Students Really Need

Education professor Lori Desautels suggests that we take the time to learn what students' needs really are before attempting to meet those needs.

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