inspirED—born out of a partnership between Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence—is an online community designed by educators, teens, and experts in social and emotional learning (SEL) to help high school students and educators work together to create the best possible learning communities.
Last year, we asked thousands of high school students across the nation two questions: “How do you feel in school?” and “How do you want to feel?” The results were alarming. The top three emotions students reported feeling were tired, stressed, and bored. Not surprisingly, they said they wanted to feel a host of positive emotions: happy, inspired, empowered, to name a few. These survey results were a call to action— they highlighted the need to improve school climate and provide strategies and tools to bridge the gap between how students actually feel and how they really want to feel. Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence partnered with students, educators, social and emotional learning experts and other stakeholders in education to respond to this call--by creating inspirED.
Become a part of inspirED by joining our inspirED teen or educator community groups, starting an inspirED team at your school, and trying out the unique social and emotional learning resources below in your classroom, school, or community.
Use this quick 2-minute survey to get snapshot of your school's emotional climate. Once your students and educators take the survey, you will receive a complete report that will identify focus areas for your school and help you create a plan to improve the climate using the inspirED emotion category activities.
All of this began with students just like you. In partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, thousands of high school students were asked to report how they felt in school. Sadly, they reported feeling more negative than positive emotions. We want to change that. We can change that and help you feel more safe, connected, supported, respected, balanced, and happy in schools and in life.
Check out our Teens page to learn more and get involved.