Reading, Writing, Empathy: The Rise of Social Emotional Learning, by Courtney Martin

Brackett says his own experiences being bored and bullied in school contributed to his interest in emotional learning. “I think back to being 12 years old, sitting in 7th grade, having kids push me, bang my fingers in the lockers, draw on me with a pen, and no one was doing anything about it,” he says.

“I didn’t want anyone to stand up for me, I just didn’t want it to happen. We have to make people more empathic.”…

by Courtney Martin