Welcome!

News Feed Item

Positive New Perspectives on Education, Parenting Abound at Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence

EQ Week features leading neuroscientists, psychologists and educators sharing latest findings, practical applications of emotional IQ research

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parenting and education will be among the focal points during the 3rd annual Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence, or EQ Week (www.6seconds.org/e/). Neuroscientists and learning experts will discuss topics ranging from the brain development in adolescence to steps that educators can take to nurture the emotional IQ of their students. The free event, which kicks off on March 10, is sponsored by Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org), a global organization supporting people to create positive change.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/PH62259LOGO-a)

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/PH62259-b)

While the traditional "3Rs" of education are important, the online conference highlights the critical need to develop emotional intelligence alongside traditional subject matter.  Indeed, many of society's ills, from violence to drug abuse to other kinds of self-destructive behaviors, can largely be traced to poor skills in handling social and emotional dynamics. 

"Social and emotional skills are learnable – and vital.  We need to reach children and connect with them in a meaningful way, so that we can equip them with the skills to build healthy, lifelong relationships," explained Dr. Anabel Jensen, president of Six Seconds. "To do so, we need to understand current neuroscience, and then change the way we teach and parent to optimize the brain's potential.  It's not enough to simply be aware, we need to bridge science and practice." 

At the virtual conference, Dan Siegel, co-founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center and professor of clinical psychology at UCLA School of Medicine, will be presenting "Brainstorm" on March 13 at 10 am PDT. During the webinar, Siegel hopes to illuminate why adolescence is so important and, unfortunately, so frequently misunderstood.

Debunking harmful myths about adolescence is the goal of Siegel's presentation, in which he describes the second dozen years of life as the "most powerful life phase for activating courage, purpose and creativity." While it's certainly true that risk-taking goes hand in hand with youthfulness, he argues that this is only part of the story. Moreover, risk-taking and pushing-away are too often framed in a negative light. Siegel argues persuasively that adolescence is an indispensable primer for adulthood, and that adopting the right perspective on this crucial developmental phase is paramount in modern parenting and education.

In a related webinar, "Neuroscience Insights for Learning," Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present some of the latest research on the neuroscientific basis for the learning process. She then extends these findings to suggest some practical implications for the classroom, pointing toward a more effective way to instill positive values and an emotional centeredness in children and adolescents. Immordino-Yang's webinar is slated for March 14 at 10 am PDT.

Other notable webinars include sessions on the fundamentals of SEL, or social emotional learning; how to use apps to introduce meditation and mindfulness; games for emotional intelligence; and classroom-based tools for communicating the concepts of SEL.

Underpinning all of the education and parenting-related presentations at EQ Week is this tenet: the mission of teaching (and parenting) is to empower children to create meaning in their own lives, while also becoming positive members of a larger society. In a session titled "The Science of a Meaningful Life," Dr. Vicki Zakrzewski, of the Greater Good Science Center from UC Berkeley, will tie all of these disparate threads together and provide workshop participants with the tools and knowledge to foster hope, gratitude and compassion for self and others.

More information about the Virtual Festival of Emotional Intelligence can be found here: http://www.6seconds.org/e/. Visitors can sign up for EQ Week daily emails, as well as webinars, podcasts, videos and e-books.

About Six Seconds

Six Seconds is a global network supporting people to create positive change — everywhere, all the time. We teach the skills of emotional intelligence to fill the "missing link" needed for people to become more aware, intentional, and purposeful so individuals, teams, organizations, families, schools and communities flourish.

Contact: 
Joshua Freedman 
+1 (831) 763-1800 
Email

Read more news from Six Seconds.

SOURCE Six Seconds

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effi...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CHEETAH Training & Innovation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CHEETAH Training & Innovation is a cloud consulting and IT training firm specializing in improving clients cloud strategies and infrastructures for medium to large companies.
"Tintri focuses on the Ops side of the DevOps, which basically is pushing more and more of the accessibility of the infrastructure to the developers and trying to get behind the scenes," explained Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TMC has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo and Big Data at Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. Learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals.
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cl...