How Teaching Social and Emotional Health Improves Education - Louise Davis Langheier

In Chapter 5 of 9 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, non-profit founder and executive Louise Davis Langheier shares her view that education is about empowering individuals to succeed in life and society. She notes this empowerment comes from a confluence of academic skills and social and emotional health development. Langheier finds satisfaction seeing momentum continue on this blended learning perspective, but notes there is much work to be done to make it standard practice. Langheier is founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange ( ), a non-profit that trains college students to teach health education in public high schools. She graduated Yale University with a B.A. in History and serves on the board of directors of Dwight Hall at Yale, the center for public service and social justice.