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Mission Be Mindful Teacher Training 

Feb. 20-22 and 

March 6-8, 2015


Mindfulness in Education Conference

March 13-14, 2015 


Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice

June 3-7, 2015


IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology

June 25-28, 2015 


2015 International Society for Humor Studies Conference 

June 29 - July 3, 2015 


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February 2015



Many schools are cultivating students' emotional intelligence in hopes that these skills will improve their behavior; however, a recent study suggests that there's a lot more to acting morally than knowing how to manage your emotions. Click here for ideas on how to help students become "good" people.

Feeling on the verge of middle-of-the-school-year burnout? Research suggests that giving to others (something teachers and school leaders are fabulous at doing every day) in a mindful way can help stave off that burnout. Read more here


Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. 
Education Director, Greater Good Science Center 
Free Social-Emotional Learning and Compassion Training for Bay Area Schools 

Interested in bringing social-emotional learning and

compassion training to your school for free? The Mind and Life Institute is looking for schools in the Bay Area

to pilot a new program, Call to Care, that focuses on building caring relationships and a positive school culture. For more information on the program, click here or contact Brooke Lavelle Heineberg.
Free Science of a Meaningful Life workshops for parents and educators!

I will be leading two free workshops on the Science of a Meaningful Life in the East Bay this February. Local educators and parents are invited to attend. 


Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Montair Elementary

300 Quinterra Lane, Danville, CA  94526
Please R.S.V.P. by clicking here


Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Black Pine Circle School

2027 7th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Please R.S.V.P. to Lesley Jones at 

[email protected] 

Other Greater Good Articles You Might Have Missed

How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Spoiled

How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.


Don't Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

Social media can stress us out-or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically. 


Four Ways Music Strengthens Social Bonds

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect. 


How Christine Carter Got Her Groove Back

A new book by long-time Greater Good contributor Christine Carter provides tips for finding balance in your life. 


Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how? 


Happier Tweets, Healthier Communities

New research finds that the number of heart disease deaths in a county can be predicted by analyzing the language its residents use on Twitter. 


Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent and Not Perfect

True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.


Can Connection Cure Addiction?

The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.