I have been reading research and gleaning tips on how to live a better, happier, more meaningful life since the last century.
In 1999, I started my Honours in Psych the same year Dr Martin Seligman became the Head of the APA and even when I started in September of that year, he was already making his mark in change the the focus of the "deficit model" of the field.
Although the research I was reading then is about 15 years old now, lots of it has been replicated and proven and I think these basics are so relevant to education and parenting.
A few first things I learned that imprinted on me were:
Learn better. Teach better. Live better.
Adrienne Buckingham has been teaching teenagers for 15 years, parenting for 8 and is on a quest to do it all better using evidence based strategies.