The Tauck Family Foundation hosted its third annual Investee Cohort Gathering in November 2015 at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Event participants included staff and Board members from investee organizations; local area funders; and the Board, staff, and Advisory Committee members of the Tauck Family Foundation.
The event began with a “Brain Game”, led by Ann Partee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ann modeled a version of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” which was created by the Harvard team and is designed to be used in school-settings to build social and emotional skills like self-control and social awareness.
Investees shared updates on the work underway to integrate social and emotional learning strategies and approaches into the fabric of their organizations.
Dr. Susan Rivers, Deputy Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, shared that, after a year of coaching to increase the emotional intelligence of principals and other district leaders, the Bridgeport Public Schools began training RULER implementation teams and implementing the program throughout the district in August 2015.