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Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools-Evidence Based Approach to SEL

  • Wednesday, December 02, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • NIU Naperville, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
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Workshop Description:

Join ISCA for an Evidence Based approach to SEL and integrate SEL into your school.  

 Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools

  • Emotions drive learning, decision making, relationships, mental health, and general effectiveness for both children and adults. What we do with our emotions is especially important.
  • In this presentation Dr. Brackett will review the research on why emotions matter and describe the theory of emotional intelligence, including how it provides a framework to both measure and study the impact of emotions on important life outcomes. 
  • He will also will discuss  an evidence-based approach to SEL, RULER, which involves the teaching of emotional intelligence to all stakeholders in schools, including students, teachers, support staff, leaders, and families.
  • How SEL decreases aggression and bullying, and enhances school climate, problem-solving skills, empathy, and academic performance will also be a focus.
  • Additionally, Dr. Brackett will describe the results of a national study of high school students which tapped their current and hoped-for feelings states. The study, conducted in collaboration with Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga is part of a national initiative called the Emotion Revolution.
  • A related website, InspirEd, which is an open-source resource center for high schools that our team co-created with Facebook also will be presented. 
  • He will end the presentation with a call to action for students, educators and policy makers to collectively drive the national conversation that charges schools with increasing their focus on building positive school climates and integrating SEL to improve young people’s prospects for leading happy, healthy, and productive lives. 

Presenter Bio:

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is also a senior research scientist in psychology and faculty fellow at Yale University. He co-created RULER and has developed two university courses on emotional intelligence.

His grant-funded research focuses on:


  1. The role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health,
  2. The measurement of emotional intelligence, and
  3. The influences of emotional intelligence training on student and educator effectiveness, bullying prevention, and school climate. Marc also is working with Facebook on a large-scale research project designed to both prevent and decrease online bullying.

 Workshop Schedule:
8:00am-11:00am Workshop
11:00am - Noon Lunch (included)
Noon - 3:00pm Workshop

NIU Naperville (one building campus)
1120 E Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If ISCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. ISCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. ISCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. ISCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case ISCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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