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90 percent of success in life comes
from Emotional Intelligence.

when schools teach kids the Emotional Intelligence skills they need, they also succeed in school and pursue lifelong learning and creativity and have happy relationships.  

 

What's Emotional intelligence? It's the know-how to manage your feelings, behaviors, relationships and your life in brilliant and healthy ways.

When taught in pre-K to 12 schools, it transforms the pain aspects of young lives, delivering skills that provenly lead to student school and life success.

Schools mostly call this training Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). As a pathway to a better future, it is the most important school movement of our time. This website displays its remarkable, happy-making positive effects.

7 good reasons for you to support teaching the skills children - and many adults - most need. Because then they...

Love these kids? There are easy ways you can help create more like them. Learn more.

for parents.

Help your kids succeed in every aspect of life by making sure SEL is taught by  their schools – in-person or online – and ideally practiced at home as you learn. 

for businesses.

With nearly 90% of high performance deriving from EQ, not IQ,* promoting SEL for pre-K-12 schools (as you did for STEM) will deliver even more upside.

*Harvard Business Review

why EQ?

EQ and SEL have the potential to transform society by fostering better communication, routinely supportive relationships, and healthier daily habits.

parent alert: every kid's core curriculum should start with their core.

Although far more important than math, science and history, Social-Emotional Learning is only taught comprehensively in an estimated 10-15% of U.S. schools. Yet SEL creates dramatic improvements in grades and in student emotional states, and equally notable declines in bullying, racism, substance abuse, discipline incidents, digital addiction and suicides. 

During this time of severe child and parent duress, children even more need SEL’s ability to transform mindsets and behaviors for the better so they can be their best selves. This game-changer movement of thousands of educators deserves your support.

We ask you to check out video and text evidence here and then follow our guidance on how to make EQ happen in your schools, family, workplace and community.  It’s a great adventure.

 

developing EQ is even more vital to heal pandemic after-effects. we can help.

Covid-19 (and associated restrictions) have dramatically down-graded the mental health of many kids and their parents. There aren’t enough mental health counselors to meet the need. So it’s even more urgent that Social-Emotional Learning be taught and practiced at school and at home.

50%

of children were stressed out by the pandemic and may experience long-term mental and physical health issues. SEL in schools will make a big difference. See news reports below. Also see  The neuroscience of EQ 

Boys & Girls Clubs| 3:04s

Hear about kids experiencing Emotional Intelligence skills at Boys & Girls Clubs – and parent appreciation for this..
More resources for parents.

Classroom Evidence| 3:35

Examples of Social-Emotional Learning and character development.
More video evidence for SEL
. Also see Full class trainings.   

 

A Business Leader on need for Social-Emotional Learning | 6:20

Ronnie Selinger, CEO, Nordis Technologies, talks about the business and organizational need for and gain  from SEL-trained graduates. Read more.

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the real challenge to get emotion intelligence skills to kids is one you can help with pretty easily.

An estimated 90% of you parents and even more of the public don’t know this learning even exists, thus aren’t calling for it from your schools and legislatures despite SEL’s exceptional 35-year evidence-based history. See five lifelong benefits. So parent and public awareness are crucial. 

Parents can call your schools and legislators and ask for it. Even if anyone reading this simply informed parents you know and shared elements of this website on social media, you’d be helping. Employers can play a major role by informing parenting staff. Major companies can popularize SEL with their marketing as they did for STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) and reap the benefits of public appreciation and better workforces. 

Here’s our full guide to how anyone can help:

in the media.

testimonials

"I am happy to endorse the campaign because this is something we've needed for a long time."

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

our goal: equip our kids for a brighter human future.

As a non-profit project of the Earthways Foundation, we are dedicated to educating and activating parents, businesses and the country to support EQ and SEL in order to make the lives of our kids really work, enabling them to go on to make the world work better for everyone. We tirelessly advocate to get SEL into 100% of preschools through high schools by 2030, and for families wcurate the best, mostly free at-home learning resources from respected providers. We are not providers ourselves. Ally with us! See opportunities below.

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