Build

Exceptional

Schools

Create and sustain a thriving school culture with validated emotional intelligence practices. Equip your administrators, teachers and students with the  skills they need to thrive. Solutions for Pre-K through graduate school.

We support schools & universities to thrive with emotional intelligence.

Did you know that emotional intelligence is correlated with increased academic achievement, better health, stronger relationships, greater self-efficacy, and improved quality of life? Developing the learnable, measurable skills of emotional intelligence is critical to success in education for all ages.

Emotional intelligence improves:
•  Faculty and staff wellbeing
•  Professional development
•  Student success
•  A thriving culture

A comprehensive Social Emotional Learning approach includes the development of skills for everyone in the school community, which triggers a multiplying effect as people adopt and aspire to new standards, together.

 

 

Equip students, faculty and staff for success
with emotional intelligence.

Schools and universities all over the world use Six Seconds tools and methods to implement comprehensive SEL solutions. From the Wangari Maathai Foundation to Antioch University, we partner with schools and nonprofits to identify and implement actionable, research-backed solutions.

 

Support your stakeholders with emotional intelligence.

Explore our major areas of expertise.

Educator Wellbeing

Support your faculty and staff in a meaningful way. Counteract burnout and create a sustainable environment.

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Student Success

Social and emotional learning isn’t an “extra” or “nice to have.” It’s a critical element driving student success.

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Professional Development

Leverage evidence-based emotional intelligence training for faculty, staff and administration to thrive.

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School Climate

Create a shared vocabulary around emotional intelligence and use that to build mutual trust and respect.

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Get Your Free eBook

A meta-analysis of the evidence for emotional intelligence in our schools.

Emotional Intelligence Into Higher Ed eBook

A meta-analysis of the evidence for comprehensive emotional intelligence programs at colleges & universities.

The complete solution for

emotional intelligence in education.

Assessments – Curriculum – Certification

 

Measure what matters.

Emotional intelligence has been linked to greater academic achievement, less anxiety, and greater life success for students. And yet, how often do schools measure it in a meaningful way? Six Seconds publishes robust and effective assessments of school climate and emotional intelligence and is a CASEL approved assessment provider. Get valuable data that you can put into action. All Six Seconds assessments are normed and validated with a global dataset, anonymous for users, and easy to use. 

Build capacity.

Make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of your school’s identity.

All Six Seconds assessments are designed within models and frameworks that make the feedback practical and actionable. Create a shared vocabulary and learn widely applicable tools & methods for everyone in the community to start practicing emotional intelligence. The Six Seconds Model of Emotional Intelligence comes with thousands of hours of curriculum, hands-on tools and games, and workbooks.

Get certified.

Founded by educators committed to emotional intelligence for over 50 years, Six Seconds’ certification courses prepare you to implement comprehensive Social Emotional Learning. With educational best practices embedded in the course and mentors with decades of expertise ready to collaborate, this course allows you to put emotional intelligence theory into action. Walk away fully equipped to bring EQ to your school or university.

 

Featured Articles

Emotional intelligence (EQ) = being smarter with feelings

EQ is a learnable, measurable skill that predicts improved effectiveness, relationships, quality of life & wellbeing (here's the research)

Introduction to emotional intelligence Take an EQ assessment
How to grow your EQ skills Join the Six Seconds community
Subscribe for free updates Dive in with Unlocking EQ
Discover upcoming EQ events About Six Seconds

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For many people, emotional intelligence is intangible -- so we created assessments that make it clear, actionable, and practical.

Get an introductory report for just $5.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Organizational Emotional Intelligence Tests

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification. Dive into this transformational methodology with Unlocking EQ - then continue toward the 4 professional accreditations:

Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator

Emotions Drive People :: People Drive Performance

Six Seconds provides businesses with tools, methods & expertise to improve the people-side of performance with emotional intelligence. As shown in the case study library, EQ strengthens leadership, team effectiveness, customer service/sales, accelerating change, and building a high-performing culture.

Introduction to EQ in business  Find an expert (coach, consultant, facilitator)
Case study library About Six Seconds
Upcoming Events Six Seconds' Clients

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For effective, evidence-based development, Six Seconds publishes a system of emotional intelligence tests yielding practical, actionable insights.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Organizational Emotional Intelligence Tests

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification.

Explore the pathways: 

Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator
Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist

At the Heart of Learning

Six Seconds is the comprehensive source for tools, methods & expertise to improve education --  around the globe, across the age span, for all stakeholders.

Introduction to EQ in education POP-UP Festival in partnership with UNICEF
What is Social Emotional Learning? Find an expert (coach, consultant, facilitator)
EQ / SEL in higher education About Six Seconds
Upcoming events Pioneers in SEL

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For effective, evidence-based development, Six Seconds publishes a system of emotional intelligence tests yielding practical, actionable insights.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Education Vital Signs

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification. start with the EQ Educator Certification - then continue toward the 4 professional accreditations:

Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator

Questions about growing emotional intelligence? Let's talk!

Six Seconds' vision is a billion people practicing emotional intelligence, because we think it will make the world a better place. We are a nonprofit org supporting changemakers in every sector, in every country, with transformational EQ tools and methods. 

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