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Greater Good In Education

Greater Good in Education is produced by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). The GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society--what we call "the science of a meaningful life."
As part of the GGSC, our Education Program presents education professionals with practical, scientific insights that help them bring the science of a meaningful life into their lives, schools, and classrooms. It draws on disciplines such as social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness, character education, and related topics. Our goal is to help them better understand the roots of kind, helpful--or "prosocial"--behavior and emotional well-being, and how they can build those skills in themselves, their colleagues, and their students.
Greater Good in Education advances the work of the GGSC Education Program by distilling key strategies for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students and for the well-being of the adults who work with them, synthesizing the top insights and practices from science, programs, and practitioners. It takes the science that the GGSC has been covering for years and puts it into a format tailored to the needs of educators, building on the other programs and activities of the GGSC Education Program.


ELA, Other/CTE

Grade Level(s)

Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

More Information

Materials are Open and Free Yes
Materials are Temporarily Free or Require Licensing
Alignment to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evident Accuracy and Quality Yes
High Production Quality Yes
Authentic Learning Yes
Materials are Student Ready
Designed from the Learning Science Yes
User Account Required
Dual Language Supported
Relevance Yes
Accessibility Yes
Culturally Responsive Yes
Ease of Adaptation
Learning Management System Support - Learning Tools Interoperability
Learning Management System Support - Common Cartridge
Learning Management System Support - Google Classroom

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