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Happiness Before Homework: Focusing on Feelings in the Classroom

Summary:  This article talks about the importance SEL competencies for both students and teachers.  Prompted by a student suicide, the author embarked on  designing a high school course in positive psychology to help students focus on their own well-being. The author has also gone on to train other teachers to to be “emotionally intelligent.”

Source:  Ronan Habib, Education Week, June 7, 2017

Categories:  Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Mindfulness, SEL Teacher Training


Research shows that emotional intelligence is far more predictive of a person’s future success than academic achievements. Happier students and teachers tend to be more productive, creative, and resilient. And happiness is a positive-sum game. The happier you are as a teacher, the happier your students and colleagues will be, too.

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