This episode features expert guests Louise Dubé (Executive Director of iCivics) and Marc Brackett (Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence) and KPCEL faculty members: Hardin Coleman, Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development and Dean Emeritus, BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development; Karen Bohlin, Head of School and Director of LifeCompass Institute at Montrose School; Deborah Farmer Kris, PBSKids & MindShift, Associate Director of LifeCompass Institute; and Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Podcast Expert Guest: Marc Brackett, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University. He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by nearly 2,000 pre-K through high schools across the United States and in other countries. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and is the author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive.
As a researcher for over 20 years, Brackett has focused on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. He has published 125 scholarly articles and received numerous awards and accolades for his work in this area. He also consults regularly with corporations, such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google on integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into employee training and product design. Most recently, he co-founded Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that develops innovative digital learning systems on emotional intelligence.
Brackett’s mission is to educate the world about the value of emotions and the skills associated with using them wisely. “I want everyone to become an emotion scientist," he says. “We need to be curious explorers of our own and others’ emotions so they can help us achieve our goals and improve our lives.”
Podcast Expert Guest: Louise Dubé, J.D. and MBA, is the Executive Director of iCivics. Dubé joined iCivics as its Executive Director in July 2014. She discovered the power of education in the early 1990s as a co-founder of CASES, a New York alternative-to-incarceration program for youthful offenders where education helped re-shape lives. Inspired by a continuing deep commitment to ongoing learning, she has devoted her career to ensuring that all students are prepared for active and thoughtful citizenship and life.
Dubé has successfully led growth organizations that make and deliver engaging educational technology and digital media. Most recently, she was the Managing Director of Digital Learning at WGBH. At WGBH, Dubé helped launch PBS LearningMedia, a platform with more than 87,000 classroom-ready digital resources reaching 1.5 million educators. Previously, Dubé served as President of Pangea Tools, an educational software start-up successfully acquired by Houghton Mifflin, and as VP of Marketing at Time To Know, a 1:1 curriculum platform, now distributed by McGraw-Hill Education. As President of Soliloquy Learning, Dubé structured the sale of the company to Scientific Learning where she served as Vice President and General Manager of Speech Products.
Dubé began her career as an attorney in Montreal, Canada, and holds a law degree from McGill University, as well as an MBA from Yale. Dubé, a native of Quebec, has two children, Simon and Daniel, who share her love of travel, reading, debating and learning.
If you are interested in learning more about Dubé, iCivics' strategic direction, and the current landscape for ed-gaming and civic education, please click here
. You will be directed to an interview with Dubé, conducted by the Bernstein Family Foundation.