Center for the Study of the Future of Education Welcomes Marc Brackett

On October 30, Brackett will talk about how emotional intelligence affects learning and decision-making.

Photo of Marc Brackett smilingMarc Brackett, Ph.D., director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor at the Child Study Center at Yale University, will address the role of emotions in learning and decision-making at Manhattan College on Wednesday, October 30, at 5 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Manhattan College’s Center for the Study of the Future of Education.

Brackett is the lead developer of RULER, a systemic, evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by more than 2,000 public, charter and private preschool through high schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, China, England, Italy, Mexico and Spain. 

Research shows that RULER boosts academic performance, decreases school problems like bullying, enriches classroom climates, reduces teacher stress and burnout, and enhances teacher instructional practices. Brackett is the author of Permission to Feel (Celadon/Macmillan), which was released in September 2019.

Through research, discussion and application to the Manhattan College community, the Center for the Study of the Future of Education explores issues related to education, from preschool through college, that have the potential to dramatically impact the future of education. An ongoing focus is the impact of equity issues, particularly poverty, on learning and instruction.

For more information, contact Deb Pitula in the department of Graduate Counseling, Leadership and Education at (718) 862-7957 or

By Pete McHugh