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Mastering Emotions, Mastering Life

Mastering Emotions, Mastering Life

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

The Spokesman-Review ~ September 8th, 2015 | When Marc Brackett talks about the negative effects emotions can have on our abilities to complete even basic tasks, he sometimes mentions his mother. In a 2011 TED talk he gave in San Francisco, Brackett – a senior research scientist in psychology at Yale University – shared a story about taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to graduate school. Brackett spoke of growing up in New Jersey (he earned his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University). But shortly before he was scheduled to take the GREs, his mother died. He was, as you can well imagine, emotionally distraught. And, unfortunately, he had nowhere to turn for help. Full Article … read more

Before Students Arrive, Fitchburg Teachers Learn How To Deal With Emotions

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

Sentinel & Enterprise News ~ August 26th, 2015 | FITCHBURG -- For their first day of the new school year, Fitchburg Public School teachers got a lesson of their own -- on emotional intelligence. On Tuesday morning, 355 teachers from Fitchburg's 11 public schools reported to Fitchburg High School for 2015-16 staff orientation. The group was welcomed by Superintendent of Schools Andre Ravenelle, who then led an assembly centered around what it means to be emotionally intelligent, and how important that intelligence is for students and teachers to have. Full Article … read more

It’s Time for an Emotion Revolution!

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

The Huffington Post Blog ~ August 26th, 2015 | I recently had the inspiring experience of sitting down with Robin Stern, Ph.D., the associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to discuss the upcoming Emotional Revolution Summit (ERS)- a game-changing effort between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. The ERS is a groundbreaking movement that aims to change the climate in schools and dialogue surrounding emotional intelligence for our nation's youth. Full Article … read more

Bullying in Connecticut: Addressing the Problem in the Schoolyard and Online

Bullying in Connecticut: Addressing the Problem in the Schoolyard and Online

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

WNPR.org ~ August 17th, 2015 | Bullying can take the form of spreading rumors, making threats, and physical or verbal abuse -- in-person and online. An online system created by Facebook with help from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is helping kids more easily report troubling content on the site. Full Article and Audio … read more

President Salovey honored by the American Psychological Association

President Salovey honored by the American Psychological Association

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

YaleNews ~ August 12th, 2015 | President Peter Salovey is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award by a Senior Professional from the Division of Health Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA) announced at its annual convention on Aug. 8. Full Article … read more

Blumenthal, Sandy Hook Parent to Push Social/Emotional Learning

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

CTPost.com ~ August 10th, 2015 | This could be the year of reading, writing and social/emotional health. For more than a year now, the Bridgeport Public School system has been working toward the roll out of a new Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence program that promises to change the culture of the city school system by tapping into the social and emotional well-being of students and staff. They call it RULER, as in “Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating” emotions. Full Article … read more

Bill Named For Sandy Hook Victim Passes U.S. Senate

Bill Named For Sandy Hook Victim Passes U.S. Senate

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

WTNH.com ~ July 17th, 2015 | HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) —It has become almost legendary that Jesse Lewis, one of the children shot and killed at Sandy Hook, left a scribbled message on the chalkboard in the family kitchen that said “Nurturing, healing, love.” Ironically, those three words are components of what’s “social and emotional learning.” According to child experts at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, “social and emotional learning” can make kids more stable and better equipped to grow up and demonstrate caring for others and making responsible decisions about conflict. Full Article … read more

How To Avoid The Empathy Trap

How To Avoid The Empathy Trap

Posted on Jul 9, 2015

Greater Good Science Center ~ July 7th, 2015 | Empathy is having its moment. The ability to feel what another person is feeling, from that person’s perspective, generates lots of press as the ultimate positive value and the pathway to a kinder, less violent world. Schools across the country are teaching empathy to children, and myriad books explore it from every possible angle: how to get it, why it makes you a better person, how its absence can breed evil. Full Article … read more

GreatSchools Site Partners With Yale Scholars on ‘Emotional Intelligence’

GreatSchools Site Partners With Yale Scholars on ‘Emotional Intelligence’

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Education Week ~ June 24th, 2015 | GreatSchools, probably best known for providing parents with online ratings of schools, is launching an effort to give families a very different set of resources—focused on cultivating "emotional smarts" in children.  The nonprofit organization, which has created profiles of about 200,000 public and private schools, has announced a new collaboration with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, known of its groundbreaking research on that scientific theory. Full Article … read more

GreatSchools Partners With Yale For ‘Emotional Smarts’ Tools

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Education World ~ June 24th, 2015 | GreatSchools, a national nonprofit parent guide, is collaborating with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence for the launch a new set of tools called “Emotional Smarts.”  These tools are created for parents to help their children develop emotional intelligence, build character, and shape valuable life skills such as independence, resilience, confidence, gratitude, courage, empathy, and grit. Full Article … read more