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Talking with Kids About Tragic News

By: Joshua Freedman on February 17, 2018 | 1 comments
After horrific events in the news, do you share your feelings w kids/students... or try to reassure by hiding your feelings? Or smoothing over feelings, eg, "I know it's sad, but don't worry, it will be better soon." How can we talk with children about these difficult feelings? If we, as adults, find it hard to process the horrors we are encountering, that are becoming "normal" in so many places, how about little people? Or even teens? Even very young…

First Nations Youth Finding Wellbeing with Emotion, Spirit, Body & Mind

By: Joshua Freedman on December 17, 2017 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.82" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" box_shadow_position="outer" text_font_size="20" text_line_height="2em"] Imagine a community communities where health disparities and intergenerational trauma are pervasive. A teen starts "huffing" solvents, so desperate to escape, or to feel something other than disconnection, that the 1-in-10 chance of death seems irrelevant. Western medicine says the brain damage is irreversible. Is there a path to wellbeing? [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.82" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" box_shadow_position="outer"] Debra Dell, coordinator of the Youth Solvent Action Committee, YSAC, has seen first hand that…

Reflecting on UCD 2017: Celebrations Around the World

By: Joshua Freedman on December 7, 2017 | 5 comments
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What’s at the Summit? SEL in Indian Schools

By: Rachel Goodman on November 17, 2017 | 1 comments
Its Time! The World EQ Summit in Dubai and Mumbai is this week.  Let's get a glimpse of two education sessions from experts in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Among the star-studded list of speakers at Summit 2017 are Sanjoli Chimne Pande and Dr. Sandeep Kelkar. Here is an insider view of their sessions Sanjoli Chimni Pande - Mind and Heart Educator, India Case Study: Equipping schools to move where they want to be! Sanjoli is the founder of the Mind…

Expert Panel: Developing a Thriving Culture in Schools

By: Six Seconds on October 18, 2017 | 1 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text - intro" _builder_version="3.0.82" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" box_shadow_position="outer"] In a recent School Climate research paper we learned that one of the top issues undermining educational success is a negative culture. How can emotional intelligence help? Experts from the upcoming World EQ Summit share insights on practical ways they've seen schools and colleges apply the science and practice of emotional intelligence to address this challenge. Essential highlights of the discussion are below, followed by the video and edited transcript. School climate is the emotional…

How to Increase Empathy in Children

By: Michael Miller on October 11, 2017 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row make_fullwidth="on" custom_width_percent="80" parallax_method_1="off" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text header_font_size="30" header_letter_spacing="0" header_line_height="1" text_letter_spacing="0" text_line_height="1.7" background_layout="light" border_width="1" border_style="solid" module_alignment="left" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.78"] If you want your kids to be happy, the most important thing to focus on is helping them develop strong, lasting relationships. And what will help them build those connections, now and later in life? One essential component is mastering the art of empathy, because it's empathy, more than anything else, that helps us relate, respond to and connect with…

Research Report: School Burnout – The Adolescent Affliction

By: guest on August 31, 2017 | 0 comments
In a space and time where high school students are experiencing levels of stress greater than adults, it’s no wonder that burnout has become the adolescent affliction on school campuses in America. Are your students or teens feeling unmotivated, fatigued, or cynical? According to new research, this is likely due to school burnout. A recent study by Ms. Jessica Bushman – who conducted the research in her Junior year of high school, revealed that students often feel like school burnout…

EQ for UN Children’s Day 2017

By: Joshua Freedman on August 22, 2017 | 3 comments
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Putting Social Emotional Learning into Action: 5 Essentials to Make Schools Great Places to Learn

By: Six Seconds on August 13, 2017 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text header_font_size="30" header_letter_spacing="0" header_line_height="1" text_font_size="20" text_letter_spacing="0" text_line_height="2" text_line_height_tablet="1.7" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_width="1" border_style="solid" module_alignment="left" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"] Educators, parents and students all agree; school should be a great place to learn and grow.  What does it take to make that happen? Specifically, what skills do the adults and children need to practice to cultivate an ideal learning environment? A growing body of research says “emotional intelligence” skills -- developed through a process…

Learning About Learning & the Brain – Interview with Neuroscientist Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang

By: Joshua Freedman on August 3, 2017 | 4 comments
At a neurological level, how does the brain actually learn, and what's the role of emotion? What's the implication for education and training? From around the globe, members of the Six Seconds community identified key questions they wanted Joshua Freedman to discuss Dr. Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang about four key themes: 1. Activating the brain for learning. 2. Engaging curiosity.  3. Creating the optimal state for learning. 4. Maintaining a focus on long-term vision. 1. Do students have to care about what they are learning?…

Six Seconds at the 6th International Congress on EI in Porto

By: Ilaria Boffa on July 25, 2017 | 1 comments
This July, Anabel Jensen, Six Seconds' founder, Six Seconds Global Office members, Ilaria Boffa and Lorea Martinez, and Preferred Partners, Nomeda Maraziéné, participated to the 6th International Congress on Emotional Intelligence held in Porto-Portugal (ICEI 2017). At the conference, researchers, university professors and consultants presented their latest studies, methodologies and assessments and Six Seconds was pleased to participate. John Pellitteri, President of the Emotional Intelligence Society, opened the Congress and together with organiser, Luisa Faria, introduced the main keynote speakers. Marc…

Dragonfly: Social Emotional Learning Goes Outdoors

By: Rachel Goodman on July 12, 2017 | 4 comments
They trek the Himalaya, they study mangroves in Malaysia, and build schools in Bali. They are students at Dragonfly's outdoor education program and they are doing more than having adventures ; they are learning social and emotional skills that will last a lifetime.             Whether it is in Japan, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia or Nepal, emotional intelligence (EQ) is being integrated into every program at Dragonfly.     Established in 2002 in…

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