Education news, analysis, and opinion about non-cognitive skills and soft skills
Student Well-Being Video Teachers, Try This: Strengthen Students' Emotional Intelligence in 1 Minute a Day
This teacher incorporates a daily one-minute mindfulness exercise, and has seen huge benefits for her students, and her classroom community.
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.
Curriculum Adolescents Need SEL That's Designed for Them. Here's What That Looks Like
Social-emotional learning is too often neglected at the middle and high school levels.
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 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.
Curriculum What the Research Says The State of Driver's Education, in 4 Charts
Training requirements vary from state to state.
College & Workforce Readiness College Readiness Shouldn't Be a Top Priority for K-12 Anymore, Survey Shows
A survey of over 1,000 American adults reveals shifting priorities around the purpose of K-12 education.
Curriculum What the Research Says How an Attention-Training Program Can Make Teens Better Drivers
A driving simulation created to tune up attention skills in young drivers with ADD could have wider benefits.
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 Here’s How to Start Your New Year on the Right Foot
You don’t need more willpower. Do this instead.
Student Well-Being 'Future Selves' and Helping Others: What Motivates Students to Engage in School
Getting middle schoolers invested in their academic futures is a perennial challenge for educators. But it’s more complex now.
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.