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A Teacher’s Tolerance Story


A Reflection on Tolerance Day What would it look like if all members of a community could come together and explore what it would take to create change? This is exactly what happened at The Pike School as we introduced the Talents for tolerance workshop. During our week long recognition of the UN’s international day […]

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Young Changemaker Wins Nickelodeon Award

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Nick Cannon and Honoree Ethan Cruikshank speak on stage at  the 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards at Pier 36 on November 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Ethan Cruikshank, Founder of Music to My Ears, Wins Nickelodeon Channel’s HALO Award, Appears with Justin Beiber and other Stars When Ethan Cruikshank, of Mechanicsville, Virginia started his afterschool music program at age 12,  he had no idea it would lead to a television appearance with Justin Beiber on the Nickelodeon channel. And when Six […]

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Increasing Compassion From Berlin to Botswana


Tolerance Workshops Spread Compassion Worldwide The week of November 16th, 2015 more than 20,000 people gathered around the world to focus on building compassion and peace. Talents for Tolerance encompassed volunteer-run workshops in sixty countries exploring how we can use emotional intelligence to build empathy and understanding. Here are a few stories from around the […]

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60 Countries Host Tolerance Workshops to +Compassion


In a week where the news was full of conflicts, tens of thousands of people in 60 countries attended tolerance workshops to be inspired to use their unique strengths to create a more compassionate, inclusive world.

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Navigating Emotions at School – A Principal’s Story

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Maria Majka, principal at Baywood Elementary School in San Mateo, California, reflects on using emotional intelligence to resolve conflicts and build trust. As principal of an elementary school with a large student population, we were seeking learning opportunities for all children. Our children do well academically and we have safeguards for those in place who […]

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Transforming Bullies – on South Bay Sunday, KBAY-FM


                  Six Seconds Interviewed on KBAY-FM Click To Tweet Sam VanZandt of KBAY’s South Bay Sunday in San Jose, California interviews Six Seconds’ Director of Parenting Education, May Duong about how to prevent bullying at home and at school. Sam started by asking May how a teacher or parent would go about helping a bully […]

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Learning Optimism from Grieving Children

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day is November 19th. Guest blogger Kate Thome, a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, shares her memories of surviving loss and how children learn emotional intelligence from the death of someone they love. How Do You Go On?: What we learn about Optimism from Grieving Children             More and […]

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Press Release: Talents for Tolerance 2015


Press Release For immediate release November 10, 2015 Six Seconds Sponsors Free Workshops Worldwide for UN Tolerance Day Talents for Tolerance is a series of over 700 workshops promoted by Six Seconds around the world in honor of the UN Day of Tolerance (November 16) with free Emotional Intelligence Workshops in 25 countries. Currently there […]

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20,000 to Celebrate International Day for Tolerance


20,000 prepare to celebrate United Nations International Day for Tolerance with Six Seconds Talents for Tolerance is a series of over 700 workshops promoted by Six Seconds around the world in honor of the UN Day for Tolerance (November 16) with free Emotional Intelligence Workshops in 25 countries. Currently there are 21,422 people signed up for workshops. […]

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EQ at the Center of Sudan Youth Project


Doroob, an endowment that serves and empowers gifted children from financially challenging backgrounds, is doing vital work introducing EQ to youth in Sudan using the Six Seconds model. Here is a guest article by Solafa Adel Batterjee, CEO of Doroob in Saudi Arabia. Overwhelmed by anticipation and a pounding heart full of excitement I lifted […]

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