Student Well-Being What the Research Says The SEL Skills That May Matter Most for Academic Success: Curiosity and Persistence
Across 11 countries, those two skills tracked most closely with academic success for 10- and 15-year-olds in a first-of-a-kind study.
Student Well-Being Opinion A Writing Exercise That Helps Students Build Resilience
When kids write about their successes, they also think about all they had to overcome—which helps both confidence and capability.
Student Well-Being 'Grit Is in Our DNA': Why Teaching Grit Is Inherently Anti-Black
The popular trend of teaching grit is actually the education equivalent of "The Hunger Games," argues Bettina L. Love.
Education Opinion Race, Grit, Unlearning, and Systems Change: A Dozen Favorites From the Past Five Years
Jal Mehta highlights a dozen of his "greatest hits," some of his most significant blog posts from the past five years.
Student Well-Being Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
Student Well-Being Opinion How Schools Can Help Students Who Don't Graduate on Time
One principal's reflections on the role of 'transfer schools' in supporting persisting students and the importance of research to inform this work.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Persisting Students' Pathways and Experiences Through High School
Research looks at New York City high school students who don't graduate in four years, but remain enrolled.
Student Well-Being 'When Are We Going to Use This?' Strategies to Help Students Find Relevance in School Work
A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.
Student Well-Being Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for a Duck, Showing the Value of Purpose in Learning
Arkansas middle school students persisted through months of challenges in designing a 3D-printed prosthetic foot for a duck. Researchers say a sense of purpose, like helping an animal, can help engage students in the classroom.
Teaching Q&A No More Easy A's: Classroom Can Be a Breeding Ground for Grit (Q&A)
Schools have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset in students, says positive-psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller.
English-Language Learners For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial
New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.