Six Seconds helps create optimal learning environments where young people develop key skills for academic and lifelong success. We provide educators, parents, students, administrators, counselors,  and others with powerful, research-based tools and training to support the spread of social and emotional learning (SEL) in education.

We are home to The Center for Social Emotional Learning (CSEL), which identifies and shares research-based best practices.  We conduct research, deliver certification training, and raise awareness of the power of emotional intelligence to improve the lives of students and educators. (read more about CSEL)



EQ: The Foundation for Learning

Schools with successful SEL programs are safe, engaging and well-managed environments where children can focus on learning. Teaching SEL reduces violence and conflict while creating an atmosphere of trust, engagement, and curiosity.Girl Holding Plant

What is Social and Emotional Learning ?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Learn More about SEL



Download an overview brochure of how to implement Social Emotional Learning.






How can we help you?

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Tools and Training

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