University of Colorado Boulder - 2020
Researching the impact of social/emotional intelligence training on the interactions between children.
Project: My project is to compile a report via observational research on the impact of social/emotional intelligence training on the interactions between children.
Inspiration: Instances of widespread LGBT bullying in my own high school initially drew me to the issue of LGBT anti-bullying. Research and the initial work I’ve done with A Queer Endeavor as well as certain classes I’ve taken on campus, have inspired me to extend my project to include general education reform.
Future Plans for Project: I hope to begin a shift in methods used by teachers in the classroom. In the future, I would see all teachers be trained in how to cultivate a respectful community among their students; one that resists bullying to a large extent. The ultimate goal is to facilitate an environment where students can grow into tolerant young adults.