Do Positive People Live Longer? is the title of a piece in the Huffington Post that shares a number of studies (including links to them) highlighting the benefits of thinking positively.

I need to look at the studies more carefully, but there appears to be some good stuff I might try to incorporate in classroom lessons. If I do use them soon, there may be time to include what I try in the chapter titled “What can I do to help students feel more positive about school and learning?” of my upcoming book, Student Self-Motivation, Responsibility, and Engagement:Practical Answers to Classroom Challenges.