How students' happiness affects their achievement

If students feel valued, safe and happy at school they are more likely to attend -- and more likely to learn -- suggests David L. Hough, professor and interim dean at the College of Education at Missouri State University. In this commentary, he writes about research conducted by his team that demonstrates the power of the classroom teacher in determining students' happiness, and offers insight into what determines students' in-school happiness at various ages.

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