Angela Duckworth and other behavioral-science experts offer advice to teachers based on scientific research. Angela is co-founder, chief scientist, and a board member of Character Lab, a nonprofit organization advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Character Lab is on Twitter @TheCharacterLab.
Student Well-Being Opinion Has a Student Ever Caught You Being Less Than Honest? What to Do About It
It's about more than just telling kids to do the right thing, explains a behavioral economist.
Student Well-Being Opinion Why Teachers Need to Be Honest With Students
If you want to develop strong relationships, one trait is key, explains a psychologist.
Student Well-Being Opinion A Reward System Can Build a Homework Habit. Here's How
Students can try these ideas to see what works for them.
Student Well-Being Opinion What to Tell Students Who Keep to Themselves
Even introverts feel better than they expect after talking to strangers.
Student Well-Being Opinion Ouch! Why Teens Criticize Adults
What to say to students—especially when they’re right.
Student Well-Being Opinion What Teachers Need to Know About Empathy
An expert on empathy explains what we all get wrong—and right.
Student Well-Being Opinion You Made a New Year’s Resolution but You Didn't Keep It. Now What?
A failed plan isn’t a failure. Here’s how to make adjustments.
Student Well-Being Opinion Not All Screen Time Is the Same. Here’s What the Research Says
Explaining to students what the studies show about cellphone use can help them make informed decisions.
Student Well-Being Opinion The Real Reason Why Students Procrastinate
Understanding what drives procrastination can help students learn how to overcome it, explains a clinical psychologist.
Student Well-Being Opinion One Thing Teachers Can Do to Help Students Change Their Habits
Daniel Willingham explores what the research says it takes to make better choices.
Student Well-Being Opinion How to Help Students Who Feel Inadequate
Your values are your foundation and your compass. Here’s how they can help guide you and your students.
Student Well-Being Opinion What Teachers Need to Know to Help Students Face Their Fears
Conquering fear doesn’t mean getting rid of it once and for all. Here’s what actually works.
Student Well-Being Opinion Here’s How to Start Your New Year on the Right Foot
You don’t need more willpower. Do this instead.
Student Well-Being Opinion Gratitude Practices at School That Work (and Why Some Don’t)
Four meaningful research-backed strategies for genuine gratitude practices in the classroom.