Drops from the Fire Hose – August 22, 2012

Today’s “drop” comes from a research center at UC Berkeley. It’s specifically for teaching students in classrooms, but we can generalize the information to our work teams. Think about how you might use the information from the article to encourage cohesiveness among your work team (where you’re the manager).

Four Ways to Encourage Kindness in Students — Greater Good Science Center, University of California at Berkeley

I knew that one of the keys to a caring classroom was encouraging students to demonstrate kind, helpful—or “prosocial”—behavior toward each other. Researchers have found that students who show this kind of behavior: 1) achieve greater academic success, 2) have more friends, and 3) develop better relationships with teachers.

 

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