I’ve previously shared posts about research that has found just witnessing rudeness – even if you’re not its target – has a negative impact on motivation (see The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class).   I’ve also shared how I’ve used that research in lessons for class.

Now, one of the primary researchers behind that finding just had a TED-Talk come online.

You can watch Christine Porath speak on Why being nice to your coworkers is good for business (the video is embedded below – you can also find the transcript at the link).

Showing a short excerpt from the video will be a nice addition to my lesson.

I’m also adding this info to The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom.