Laziness is universal, but so is the upside to effort. Asking more from students, research shows, makes them care more about their work.


Does it really matter what we say to kids, or is acting on our values enough? A new study tests the effectiveness of words versus actions on how students learn.


Talk less, ask more. The more we can let students actively engage rather than passively receive, the better.


Technology is helping us stay connected during the pandemic, but there is no one-click equivalent to feeling understood, respected, and cared for by another person.


Working smarter is just as important as working harder. Here's how to help students develop a strategic mindset earlier in life.


How can you teach students to distinguish right from wrong when they see others violate moral standards shamelessly? Eminent psychologist Albert Bandura explains the perils of moral disengagement.


Believing you can change your life—and help others overcome setbacks—is an essential part of an effective school culture. Eminent psychologist Albert Bandura explains.


Having a growth mindset about personality—thinking that people can change for the better—helps kids handle tough times.


Confessing what you don't know and the challenges you face allows others to do the same—and that builds trust and cohesion, in the classroom and elsewhere.


When people are upset, our instinct is to try to fix things by changing how they feel as soon as possible. But that doesn't work. Here's what to do instead.


The opinions expressed in Ask a Psychologist: Helping Students Thrive Now are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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