Facebook Collaborates to Launch the Emotional Learning Resource For and By Teens Called “InspireED”

Image by: EQ.org

Image by: EQ.org

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Six Seconds, a global network supporting people to create positive change, is partnering with Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to launch a major initiative to help create more positive, healthy schools.

The project, called “InspirED,” includes online resources created by teens and educators for their peers, as well as an award to recognize projects that bring social emotional learning to schools.

Facebook will bring the InspirED resources to teens and educators in the next year. Six Seconds has created a special InspirED free eLearning program for educators to develop additional social emotional learning skills: http://eq.org/learn/courses/inspired/

Lady Gaga with President Peter Salovey, right, and Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, at the Emotion Revolution summit held at the Yale School of Management Oct. 24th.

Lady Gaga with President Peter Salovey, right, and Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, at the Emotion Revolution summit held at the Yale School of Management Oct. 24th.

The InspirED Educator Toolkit includes over 20 practical, effective online lessons for teachers wanting to foster school environments where children learn from their emotions, rather than keeping them hidden.

Facebook provided their business and technical expertise and design savvy to bring the project to fruition.

The goal of InspirED is to give educators simple ways to implement social emotional learning in their schools. The program supports teachers in being more satisfied and effective in their roles in th

InspirED was unveiled at the Emotion Revolution Summit at Yale University on October 24, 2015. The event was held to build awareness of the critical role emotions play in young people’s learning, decision-making, and overall wellness.

It gathered youth from around the country to share their ideas for creating improved learning environments with key educators, academics, and policy makers.

 

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