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24EQ: The RULER Approach to Building Emotionally Literate Schools


Friday, July 6, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM (EDT)

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The 24EQ Conference presents Marc Brackett...

A skill-based, sustainable approach to building emotionally literate schools

How can emotional literacy skills improve learning?


How are you feeling? It’s not an idle question. Feelings matter! Dr. Marc Brackett will discuss The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning that is now embedded into hundreds of schools throughout the United States and in other countries.

The RULER Approach is an outgrowth of decades of research on emotional intelligence conducted by the Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory at Yale University demonstrating that five key emotional skills are integral to learning, decision making, physical and mental health, and achieving success at school and in everyday life. We make the case that in order to create caring, productive, and engaging learning environments, where students thrive and become successful citizens, it is necessary for schools to provide structured learning opportunities for all students and stakeholders (school leaders, teachers, support staff, and families) to develop and model the skills of Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotion (the "RULER" skills).

The RULER Approach is evidence-based and sustainable: it offers professional development training and coaching, instructional practices and tools for all stakeholders and has been shown in experiments to enhance social and emotional development, school climate, and academic achievement.


When: July 6, 4:00-4:50 PM Eastern US time (World times for this session)

Where: Online webinar

How: Register and you'll receive an email with the link -- space is limited, so please only register if you're coming.

This session is part of 24EQ, the first ever global, virtual EQ conference (starting 00:00 GMT-Zulu July 6, and continuing for 24 hours around the world)  

Registration is free.  Donations are welcome to the Six Seconds' EQ Scholarship Fund, used to provide emotional intelligence certification training to educators who are committed to increasing EQ for the next generation.

Recordings of selected 24EQ sessions are available for two weeks to those who donate over US$ 100 to the scholarship fund.  This session will be recorded.


About the Presenter

Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, Deputy Director of Yale’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory, and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Brackett is an author on more than 80 scholarly publications, including six social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. He is the lead developer of The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning (“RULER”), which involves teaching children and the adults involved in their education the RULER skills (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating). Experiments on RULER demonstrate that the program contributes to well being, engaging learning environments, and academic achievement.

For more information, see Marc's TEDx Talk


Have questions about 24EQ: The RULER Approach to Building Emotionally Literate Schools? Contact 24EQ




Join the first ever 24-hour “virtual conference” on emotional intelligence.

24EQ - The Global, Virtual Emotional Intelligence Conference

Why: The learnable, measurable skills of emotional intelligence (EQ) are proven to yield substantial benefits at work, at school and in life.

What: Top experts from around the globe will be at your desk showing you how to leverage emotional intelligence at work, school, home, and in the community.  Speakers include:  Peter Salovey | Daniel Goleman | Marco Iacoboni | Dan Siegel | Chip Conley | David Rock | Anabel Jensen | Joshua Freedman | Massimiliano Ghini | Jayne Morrison | Granville D’Souza

Who:  Professionals who wants to tap the power of emotional intelligence to create positive change… especially leaders, change agents, learning & development experts, educators, and coaches.

When:  Starting 00:00 GMT/Zulu time, July 6 – for 24 hours (see below for time zones in major cities)

How:  See the hour-by-hour agenda and details on

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