Social and emotional learning
An associate research scientist and instructor at Yale, Marc Brackett is a longtime expert in emotional intelligence. He founded Intelligent Schools to help school systems through assessment, training, and leadership development. While support to each school is customized and looks different, the end result is focused on helping children understand, recognize, and manage how they express their feelings.
Brackett’s work focuses on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in school settings. SEL is a process for teaching children and adults to develop the skills they need to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively and ethically. They are the skills that allow children to calm themselves when angry, make friends, resolve conflicts respectfully, and make ethical and safe choices.