CSUN’s Education on the Edge Series to Explore Teachers’ ‘Emotional Intelligence’

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Megan Marcus

The Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge will explore how teachers can improve their “emotional intelligence” to be better educators in the classroom at its next Education on the Edge presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The Education on the Edge Speaker Series sponsored by Schools First Federal Credit Union will feature Megan Marcus, CEO founder of FuelEd, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve student outcomes by developing the social and emotional competencies of educators.

Her talk will focus on sharing research on how to improve the emotional intelligence among developing educators, so they can do a better job of addressing therapeutic issues for which teachers are usually not prepared for.

“We want educators to have an understanding that they’re not alone, and to feel like they have the resources for addressing the needs they have in the classroom and how to collaborate with parents,” said Wendy Murawski, Executive Director & Eisner Endowed Chair at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Education on the Edge lecture is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Northridge Center of the University Student Union, located on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

Marcus holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in education, policy and management from Harvard University.

This is the sixth year that The Center for Teaching and Learning will host the now renamed Schools First Credit Union Education on the Edge speaker series.

While the Education on the Edge speaker series is free and open to the public, attendees must register to ensure their seats. To register, visit www.CTLmarcus.eventbrite.com. American sign language interpreters will be provided.

Off campus guests are required to have parking passes, which may be purchased for $8 at any campus information booth.

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