The Science of Emotion: Dacher Keltner

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The first of our Seven Hills School Parent Lecture Series events was a tremendous success! As parents, neighbors and friends of the school exited Hunt Hall, the refrains were resoundingly positive:

“I could listen to him all day.”
“I’d love him to come speak to my employees at my company.” “I want my spouse to hear him.”

The most powerful part of his message, and indeed, one of the focal points of his research and scholarship, is the normalization of emotions; the necessity for a wide and varied emotional landscape inside each human. Emotions are a necessary part of childhood development and, quite frankly, a natural part of living. And they help us. It was a terrific validation of the Seven Hills social emotional curriculum and our commitment to a whole child approach to education. It was also just a great evening.

To learn more please, click on these links:

UC Berkeley Dacher Keltner

Greater Good Berkeley Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner New York Times Op Ed

 

 

About Kathleen McNamara Head's Up!

an educator in Independent Schools for over 28 years
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