Posted February 27, 2020 in News Articles
Author: Abby Schnure
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley has officially launched the Greater Good in Education, a new resource for educators. We are thrilled and honored to have Mindful Music Moments featured as a contributing resource for building a more compassionate future in education!
Greater Good in Education provides educators, school leaders, school mental health providers, and other education professionals with free, research-based strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students and the adults who work with them. The platform synthesizes top insights and best practices from science, education programs across the world (e.g., Harvard’s EASEL Lab, Mindful Education, CASEL, and ours!), and practitioners.
- Research-based and informed practices for cultivating positive relationships within schools, including staff-to-staff, teacher-student, peer-to-peer, and parent-school relationships; for fostering kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude in students and the adults who work with them; and for integrating SEL, mindfulness, and ethical development into academic content
- Research-based evidence for each practice that explains how a practice works and why it should be used in classrooms and schools
- Topic pages that describe the research behind a variety of educational topics, such as various school relationships; student emotional development; teachers and mindfulness; and prosocial academic content
- Personal dashboards for users to save, rate, and comment on practices
- Guidelines for making a practice trauma-informed; for evaluating a practice through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens; and for adapting a practice for students with special needs
- Suggested collections of practices for addressing educator stress, cultivating purpose and global citizenship in students, and many other topics
- Monthly School Challenges that provide a collection of practices for addressing a specific dilemma faced by schools, such as student anxiety
Learn more at Greater Good in Education.