I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2018 – So Far.

Finally, check out “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources.

Here are this week’s picks:

How Well Do Rewards and Incentives Work to Motivate You? is from The NY Times Learning Network, and it has nearly 150 student responses. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

How to Give Better Advice is from Scientific American. You might also be interested in Advice On Giving Advice.

Why modest goals are so appealing is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

More than intelligence needed for success in life is also from Science Daily.

If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions is from the Harvard Business Review. The two questions are:

“One: Do you want to do better?”

“Are you willing to feel the discomfort of putting in more effort and trying new things that will feel weird and different and won’t work right away?”

I’ve used versions of both over they years fairly effectively. They coincide with the old community organizer adage – if you don’t give people the opportunity to say no, they won’t have the opportunity to say yes, either.

How to Be a More Patient Person is from The NY Times.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects is from MindShift.

Motivation and Engagement in Student Assignments is from The Education Trust.