Foundations of Education Series Lecture: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Students to Become Exceptional Learners, Communicators, and Leaders

Emotions Matter: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Students to Become Exceptional Learners, Communicators, and Leaders

Do your children understand and know how to manage their emotions? Are they able to form positive relationships, make healthy choices, and persist in the face of obstacles?

These skills are the cornerstone of a high Emotional Quotient (EQ) and necessary for students to manage the growing pressures of today’s society.Research proves that students who attend schools where social-emotional learning (SEL) is taught equally with academic learning experience less stress and behavioral problems, have better social lives, and perform better academically.

Founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University Marc Brackett, Ph.D. will join us on Thursday, April 16 to discuss why creating emotional revolutions in schools and communities is needed now more than ever before. His talk will include:

  • How to nurture and cultivate the five stages of emotional intelligence
  • How EQ skills transfer to any academic, professional, or personal environment—  particularly leadership roles
  • Why students need (and crave) environments where emotions are readily engaged with, appreciated, discussed, and valued as key components of learning

Parents will also learn how to develop these skills for themselves so they can role model and spark an emotional revolution at home — a strategy that strengthens the partnership between school and family.

About Marc Brackett: Dr. Brackett is well-known for his research on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based, systemic approach to SEL that has been adopted by over 2,000 preschools to high schools worldwide. He is on the board of directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and regularly consults with corporations like Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design. Dr. Brackett is Co-Founder of Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that develops innovative digital learning systems for emotional intelligence. He has published 125 scholarly articles, received numerous awards, and is the author of Permission to Feel to be released in September of 2019.

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 for an interactive discussion on the lasting value of developing emotional intelligence in students.

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