Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic . . . and Respect?
Some psychologists say teaching emotional literacy in school is key to better behavior—and better grades. Marc Brackett and Maurice Elias, two experts in social emotional learning, talk about how emotional literacy is woven into a standard curriculum, and how it can tackle problems like bullying and absenteeism.
Marc Brackett is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Maurice Elias is a psychology professor and director of the Social and Emotional Learning Lab at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.