“Emotions Matter:” A Presentation by Dr. Marc Brackett Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Trumbull Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gary Cialfi, is encouraging parents and their middle and high school students, as well as members of the general public, to attend a presentation by Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and one of the world’s leading experts on the subject.  The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Trumbull High School Auditorium.

“Dr. Brackett made a profound impression on the entire Trumbull Public Schools staff as the convocation keynote speaker in August and we’re very fortunate to have secured his time to share his insights with our parents, students, and the general public,” Cialfi said. “Clearly, we knew immediately that Trumbull students and parents would be well served with his presentation if he could be available for an evening session.”


Marc A. Brackett

The focus of Brackett’s presentation will be on why emotions matter significantly in school and everyday life. In this presentation, he will share the results of a large-scale survey that provides insights to the emotional lives of our nation’s teens. Key components include: (1) the role of emotions in learning, decision making, relationships, mental health, and academic performance; (2) means to measure to emotional intelligence; and (3) the development of emotional intelligence among adolescents and teens. In addition to being an exceptionally-engaging speaker, Dr. Brackett has published over 100 scholarly articles and received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning. He is the co-creator of RULER, an evidence-based approach to teaching social and emotional learning that has been adopted by more than 1,000 public and private schools reaching nearly one million students, including their educators and families.


BEI Legislative Forum: Preparing for Post-High School Success

For the second consecutive year, the Trumbull Business-Education Initiative (BEI) Foundation is proud to organize and present a Legislative Forum on Education for the public. Anticipating an enthusiastic turnout, the forum will be held in the Senior Lounge meeting space at Trumbull High School at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 (snow date March 22).

The forum will bring together Dr. Dianna Wentzell, the Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner and Steve Wright, a member of the Education Department’s Board and former Trumbull Board of Education Chairman, with all four of Trumbull’s elected state representatives – Senator Marilyn Moore and Representatives Laura Devlin, Ben McGorty, and Dave Rutigliano – and Trumbull Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary Cialfi.

Moderated by State Senator Tony Hwang of Fairfield and one of Trumbull’s former State Representatives, the forum will focus on initiatives aimed at preparing Connecticut’s students for post-high school success and is designed for open dialogue involving not only the commissioner and Trumbull’s elected representatives, but for the general public …including students.

Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP by sending an e-mail to trumbullbusinesseducationi@gmail.com.

Proud to sponsor this program, Trumbull BEI is a partnership involving business, education, community, and town government dedicated to providing programs, projects, events, and activities to enhance students’ and families’ understanding about careers and the work environment. Information about BEI, including the latest newsletter, can be referenced at www.trumbullbei.wordpress.com.