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‘Star Trek’ Actress To Return Home To West Haven To Talk About Bullying

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

The New Haven Register ~ January 8th, 2016 | The inaugural Educational Leadership Series: School Climate and Public Policy forum will take place Thursday at the Savin Rock Conference Center.  The forum, organized by Board of Education member Patricia Libero and state Rep. Charles Ferraro, R-West Haven, is for leaders … read more

Shauna Tominey: A Hero Who Made a Difference this Year

Shauna Tominey: A Hero Who Made a Difference this Year

Posted on Dec 27, 2015

Shauna Tominey, a research scientist and director of early childhood programming and teacher education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, focuses on building social skills and resilience in children from underprivileged families — cutting-edge areas of concern as it becomes increasingly apparent that … read more

How to Create Safe Learning Environments

How to Create Safe Learning Environments

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

EducationWeek ~ December 9th, 2015 | A few weeks ago, a high school sophomore in South Carolina received national attention after being caught using her phone during math class. Social media was abuzz with outraged comments as the world witnessed on video a white male police officer flip the black female student in … read more

College Students Say Support Outside Class Is Key To Success

College Students Say Support Outside Class Is Key To Success

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

WNPR.org ~ November 27th, 2015 | Carol Ortega is a nursing major at the University of St. Joseph. As the first in her family to go to college, she said it’s important that counselors and professors show their human side to students. “You guys can’t ask us to put our walls down if you guys aren’t either,” … read more

Gratitude Can Transform Your Life. Here’s How.

Gratitude Can Transform Your Life. Here’s How.

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

The Huffington Post Blog ~ November 26th, 2015 |  There are moments in life when gratitude sneaks up on us. You step out of the freezing winter cold and into a warm cafe. Your phone buzzes, and you see a text from your daughter saying her plane has landed and she can’t wait to see you. These pockets of joy and … read more

Teaching Peace In Elementary School

Teaching Peace In Elementary School

Posted on Nov 16, 2015

NYTimes Sunday Review ~ November 14th, 2015 | For years, there has been a steady stream of headlines about the soaring mental health needs of college students and their struggles with anxiety and lack of resilience. Now, a growing number of educators are trying to bolster emotional competency not on college campuses, … read more

Dena Simmons of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Presents TED Talk in New York City

Dena Simmons of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Presents TED Talk in New York City

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

On November 1st and 2nd, Dr. Dena Simmons presented at the inaugural TED Talks Live at the Town Hall Theater in New York City’s Theater district under the umbrella topic of “The Education Revolution.” Dena’s talk drew from her life experiences as a student, teacher, researcher, and activist, in an attempt to engage … read more

Seedlings Institute for School Leaders

Posted on Nov 11, 2015

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, in partnership with the Seedlings Foundation, is excited to offer an opportunity for districts seeking to join the movement to build emotionally intelligent school communities.   The Seedlings Foundation supports programs that nourish the physical and mental health of … read more

The 2015 Gift Guide for Raising Your Family’s EQ

The 2015 Gift Guide for Raising Your Family’s EQ

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

Forbes ~ November 7th, 2015 | …Many of us already expect the teen years to be harsh on kids and their parents. Parents of pre-adolescent children often joke about how they dread that phase of life…As a former youth counselor, I saw many children struggling with their emotions, not knowing how to even … read more

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

Posted on Nov 4, 2015

The Huffington Post Blog ~ November 3rd, 2015 | On a Saturday in late October, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation had the immense pleasure of welcoming almost 200 high school students to the Yale University campus for the Emotion Revolution Summit. The Emotion Revolution was … read more