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Three Key Resources for Integrating Academic, Social & Emotional Learning

By: Cherilyn Leet on October 2, 2018 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.0.48" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.9" text_font_size="22px" text_line_height="1.8em"]While educators and parents value social emotional development, how can schools actually incorporate these skills when their “plates are full” of requirements? Gathering at Lake George, New York, educational leaders and social emotional learning experts met to find solutions. What are the challenges educators face today, and how can we support them to strengthen these foundational skills in a systemic, comprehensive, measurable way? What resources are there…

EQ Supercharge: UN Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF & POP-UP Festivals

By: Joshua Freedman on September 26, 2018 | 4 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.9" text_font_size="20px" text_line_height="1.8em"] The vision of a billion people practicing EQ is incredibly ambitious... what would it take to "level up" to say:  What if EVERY person had the support to grow and practice their emotional intelligence? What kind of future could we cocreate if we could tap this innate human capacity to connect, grow insight, and live on purpose? To make that happen, who would you want as a partner? Let's dream big... how about…

Back to School with Hope, Optimism, and, Maybe, Something More?

By: Joshua Freedman on August 14, 2018 | 8 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" _builder_version="3.0.47" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.0.48" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.9" text_font_size="21px" text_line_height="2em"] I loved+dreaded this back-to-school time of year. Dreaded because it meant the end of lazy afternoons stretching from freedom to boredom. But more, loved, because as a child (later as a teacher), a new school year meant a clean slate - infinite possibility - even redemption. The end of August beckoned with, "Maybe this year will be better?" [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="on" _builder_version="3.0.47" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#423d34"][et_pb_fullwidth_slider _builder_version="3.9"][et_pb_slide heading="Back to School with Hope…

Lessons from EQ.EDU Higher Ed Conference

By: Six Seconds on June 25, 2018 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.0.82" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" make_fullwidth="on" parallax_method_1="off" _builder_version="3.0.105" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Exelitas intro text" _builder_version="3.0.105" text_font_size="23" background_layout="light" header_line_height="1.3em" header_font_size="29px"] How do we bridge the gap between childhood and the workforce? What exists between those worlds? Higher Education needs emotional intelligence like all school settings. So how does EQ fit into the Higher Ed? EQ in schools has measurable success. There is a large and growing body of research that shows that understanding and being sensitive to emotions leads…

Revitalizing School Community: Lessons from the Principal’s Office

By: Anabel Jensen on June 6, 2018 | 8 comments
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New Research: Growing an Emotionally Intelligent School Community

By: Dr. Susan Stillman on April 17, 2018 | 1 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.105" background_layout="light" text_font_size="19px" text_line_height="1.9em"] Can you envision a school community in which teachers, administrators, and students feel safe, supported, and connected? A school where trust is central to all relationships? Where the skills of emotional intelligence drive teaching and learning and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is infused into academics and the everyday life of the school? A new journal article documents a multi-year project that utilized robust assessment tools to create an evidence-based approach that brought…

8 Practical EQ Tips for Moving Collaborations Forward

By: Maria Jackson on April 10, 2018 | 0 comments
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Just in time! Mini POP-UP Kits have arrived

By: Patty Freedman on March 2, 2018 | 0 comments
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" next_background_color="#000000" _builder_version="3.0.105"][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 text_font_size="20" text_line_height="2" text_line_height_tablet="1.7" _builder_version="3.0.105" background_layout="light"] Q: Have you been missing that POP-UP Festival feeling?   A: Here's wonderful surprise!  We're launching Mini POP-UP Kits delivered to your inbox each month! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_fullwidth_image _builder_version="3.0.105" src="https://d11yoeluzb5ina.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/02215548/generic-minipopup-header1.png" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" prev_background_color="#000000" next_background_color="#000000"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text background_layout="light" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_width="1" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.105"] We've already started preparing for the EQ POP-UP Festival 2018 for November - and we hope the Mini Kits will build…

Talking with Kids About Tragic News

By: Joshua Freedman on February 17, 2018 | 3 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…

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