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‘Grit’ May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Education Week- Inventor Thomas A. Edison once famously said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” But that doesn’t mean effort actually causes creative achievement. In the ongoing education debate on the importance of talent and practice, new studies presented at the American … read more

Face time vs. screen time: The technological impact on communication

Face time vs. screen time: The technological impact on communication

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News- Marc Brackett didn’t become the director of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence out of curiosity about emotions. He got there after being bullied in school, followed by years of therapy. “My primary influence was being a kid who was bullied and didn’t know how to deal with it … read more

Bridgeport schools year starts on supportive note

Bridgeport schools year starts on supportive note

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

ctpost.com- BRIDGEPORT — In front of an estimated 2,000 staff and community members, Bridgeport’s interim schools chief, Fran Rabinowitz, opened the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday by setting a kinder, gentler tone for the district. With the help of keynote speaker Marc Brackett, director of Yale … read more

Bridgeport schools to use new program on students

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

ctpost.com- BRIDGEPORT — The city school district is teaming up with Yale University this fall to improve the social and emotional outcomes of students. The theory is that if students can recognize, understand and reign in their emotions effectively, they can persevere and succeed academically. Interim Schools … read more

Facebook’s new friends: Researchers studying you

Facebook’s new friends: Researchers studying you

Posted on Aug 7, 2014

USA Today- Whether or not Big Brother is watching your every move, data scientists certainly are. The lure of billions of individuals of all ages on social media means the eyes of research are more focused on you than ever. Those numbers will only continue to grow as researchers take note of your innermost thoughts, … read more

Cloud-Based System Helps Center for Emotional Intelligence

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

As the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence grows by leaps and bounds, keeping track of everyone involved is key. Now, after a cooperative effort with Yale ITS, the Center has a tailor-made customer relationship management system (CRM) up and running. And not a moment too soon: the Center is generating buzz as … read more

Marc Brackett talks to Fox and Friends about the Mood Meter App

Marc Brackett talks to Fox and Friends about the Mood Meter App

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

Is it possible for toddlers to be bullies? Research shows bullying behavior in little children. Learn how the Mood Meter App, developed by Dr. Marc Brackett and Dr. Robin Stern of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, can help. Watch … read more

Bellevue School District trains 105 staff in RULER emotional intelligence curriculum

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

Bellevue Reporter- Last week, more than 100 Bellevue teachers and staff underwent training in a Yale-developed method of social and emotional learning. The Bellevue School District initiated a pilot program for the RULER emotional intelligence program for the third- through fifth- grades in fall 2013. It was one of … read more

Facebook launches Bullying Prevention Centre in UK

Facebook launches Bullying Prevention Centre in UK

Posted on May 27, 2014

The Telegraph- Facebook has introduced a Bullying Prevention Centre for UK users, providing information on how to tackle bullying and help victims. The centre was created by Facebook engineers and partners at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to help users have a better, more compassionate experience on … read more

There’s an app for that feeling

There’s an app for that feeling

Posted on May 20, 2014

Greatschools.org-  New tech tool helps kids and parents regulate a rainbow of emotions to build their EQ. As parents, we are a lot of things. Exhausted. Invigorated. Or simply contented with the do-the-laundry, make-dinner-again banality and wonder of raising a human being. But in the heat of the moment — even a … read more