EQ Educator Institute

EQ Educator Institute:
Essential skills for Social Emotional Learning

2025 Session
EQ Educator Institute:<br/>Essential skills for Social Emotional Learning

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Dates: New 2025 Session to be announced

Times: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST each day

Institute Location:  New Orleans, Louisiana

Location Address:
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Institute Fee: $995

Discounts: (Please contact cps@tc.columbia.edu for more info)

  • 15% discount for groups of 3-4 people
  • 25% discount for groups of 5 or more people
  • UELC Partner and Teachers College/Columbia University Alumni Discounts Offered.

Program Description:

A Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program supports students to be more effective by increasing emotional intelligence. The EQ Educator Institute provides insights and tools to effectively lead SEL by teaching and modeling learnable skills proven to increase academic and life success. Using the Six Second Model, this intensive 3-day institute equips educators to be more effective in teaching, modeling, and integrating these elements of Social Emotional Learning in the classroom and school – starting with self.

As part of a unique collaboration with Summer Principals Academy - New Orleans and the Urban Education Leaders Collaborative at Teachers College, Columbia University and Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Institute, this three-day institute will be offered on the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine campus in New Orleans for educators and education leaders.

Learning Objectives

Through this institute, educators will:

  • Develop a clear “case” for emotional intelligence
  • Explore the Six Seconds Model, a process framework for making intelligence practical
  • Review some of the latest research on the brain, emotions, and learning
  • Confidently develop and implement SEL lessons and activities in their classroom
  • Apply the Six Seconds Self-Science process and model in their day-to-day interactions with students
  • Evaluate their SEL practice using the Six Seconds Benchmarks for EQ implementation in schools
  • Effectively communicate the value of SEL to parents, other educators, and the school leaders using the EQ Educator starter kit
  • Deepen their own emotional intelligence to be more insightful, connected and purposeful

The Benefits of The EQ Educator

A growing body of research demonstrates that an evidence-based approach to social emotional learning helps students increase academic achievement and do better in life. Plus, over 75% of teachers say it’s a major benefit for students; It’s a win-win.

Teachers who include SEL in their classrooms report a more effective learning environment, better problem-solving skills, and stronger interpersonal connections – and they end up having more time to pursue all their instructional goals.

While most teachers see the value in teaching their students to effectively understand and manage emotions, few teachers have experienced this kind of learning themselves. As a result, even very experienced teachers have a limited number of strategies and techniques to systematically teach social and emotional skills.

An effective SEL program includes:

  • A developmental, research-based methodology for teaching the skills
  • Processes for integrating SEL skills and concepts into the classroom
  • Methods for making the SEL vocabulary and skills part of the school culture
  • School climate that supports students, faculty, and parents
  • Leadership team committed to a sustainable approach to school-wide SEL
  • Assessments to deepen awareness, guide instruction and provide accountability for SEL interventions

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, administrators, counselors, coaches, parents, those working with youth in after-school or community programs, and anyone committed to their own and their students’ social and emotional learning for student success.

Co-Leaders and Facilitators

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Joshua Freedman, MCC, is the Chief Executive Officer at Six Seconds. One of the world’s preeminent experts on developing emotional intelligence to improve performance, Joshua leads the world’s largest network of emotional intelligence practitioners, researchers, and experts, creating positive change in over 125 nations. He is one of a handful of experts in the world with over 20 years of full-time experience in this emerging field. His clients include FedEx, Intel, Etihad Airways, Amazon, Microsoft, the UN, all branches of the US armed services, and numerous organizations around the globe.

He co-developed Six Seconds’ EQ Certification Training which he has delivered on five continents as master-trainer to thousands of professionals seeking practical tools for learning and teaching emotional intelligence, and has helped launch emotional intelligence programs and companies in over a dozen countries.

Freedman is author of the international bestseller, At the Heart of Leadership, The Vital Organization, as well as INSIDE CHANGE: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence, plus Whole-Hearted Parenting, and dozens of cases and articles including The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence, and The Workplace Vitality Report. He is coauthor of six validated psychometric assessments including the EQ Leadership Report and the Organizational Vital Signs climate measure, as well as several books and training programs including the Management Foundations and the pioneering approach to social emotional learning, Self-Science. He is also a Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.

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Michael Eatman is a Certified Diversity Professional, Executive Coach, Advanced EQ, and Mindful Facilitation Practitioner. As an educator celebrating 29 years spanning Prek - 20 learning environments, Michael has created the Leadership Edge, a framework that incorporates Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Cultural Competence, and Conflict Engagement to support educational leaders in leading successful organizations. He believes that successful institutions start with leaders, armed with visions that beckon collaboration.

Michael utilizes his EQ expertise to ground his diversity and educational leadership work. With Michael’s guidance, governing leaders of institutions have expanded their understanding of how emotional intelligence and diversity awareness impact their organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.

As an Inclusion Strategist, Michael works with organizations and educational leaders in identifying cultural competence gaps to develop robust systems that promote more inclusive learning and working environments. Michael uses an organizational inclusion change framework to demonstrate the value and presence of diversity at every level of organizational life.

Michael is the Founder of Culture Coaching INC. and currently resides in New England with his wife and three children.

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