Dena Simmons of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Presents TED Talk on Broadway

Dena Simmons of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Presents TED Talk on Broadway

Last November, our Director of Education, Dena Simmons, gave a TED talk on Broadway, and we are happy to report that her talk, How students of color confront impostor syndrome, is now live. In her talk, Dena shares her journey to where she is now and illustrates the emotional damage done when young people can’t be themselves, when they are forced to erase themselves in order to be acceptable. She urges all of us to create educational experiences that allow all students to learn in the comfort of their own skin. To see Dena’s talk, please click here.

Dena Simmons speaks at TED Talks Live - Education Revolution, November 2, 2015, The Town Hall, New York, NY. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

Dena Simmons speaks at TED Talks Live – Education Revolution, November 2, 2015, The Town Hall, New York, NY. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED