International Bullying Prevention Conference
Emotionally Intelligent Bullying Prevention

, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Emotions drive our thinking and decisions, the quality of our relationships, our physical and mental health, and everyday performance. When emotions are ignored, suppressed or acted-out all students are jeopardized. In my presentation, I will discuss our Center’s evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning, RULER, and the research we’ve conducted, which shows that schools must meet the real emotional and social developmental needs of students for bullying to decrease, for effective teaching and learning to take place, for positive relationships to form and for students to fully express their talents.