Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Increasing Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom: Emotional Literacy

Dr. Marc Brackett from the Health, Emotion and Behavior Lab at Yale University talks about the benefits of applying psychology research on emotions to classrooms via The RULER Approach: increases in students' and teachers' emotional intelligence, or emotional literacy are related to improvements in school members' subjective well-being, social skills, and academic performance.

The RULER Approach teaches the following competencies to enhance Emotional Literacy:

Recognize emotions
Understand emotions
Label emotions
Express emotions
Regulate emotions