Teaching EQ in School for Excellence in School and Life


Teaching EQ in School for Excellence in School and Life


Workshop Description

Category: Learning Environment/ Character Development
Relevance: Developing character in students


1) To understand the co-relation between strong EQ and success in school and life
2) To develop an in depth understanding of the 8 EQ Competencies outlined by Six Seconds ©
3) To develop innovative ideas on how to teach EQ to students in schools
4) Understand one's EQ strength and weakness and be able to grow in EQ for excellence at work and in life

Emotions are valuable signals that help us survive and thrive. When we learn how to use them, emotions support us in making more effective decisions, connect with others, find and follow purpose — and lead a more whole-hearted life.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capacity to blend thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions — which is key to having a successful relationship with yourself and others.

In 1997, Six Seconds© developed an actionable model of EQ that is practiced by hundreds of thousands of individuals, schools, and businesses throughout the world.

This model of EQ begins with three important pursuits: Know yourself: to become more aware (noticing what you feel and do); Choose yourself: to be more intentional (doing what you mean); Give Yourself: to be more purposeful (doing it for a reason).

To be successful in these three pursuits, one can develop the following eight core EQ Competencies:
1) Enhance Emotional Literacy
2) Recognise Patterns
3) Develop Consequential Thinking
4) Navigate Emotions
5) Develop Intrinsic Motivation
6) Develop Optimism
7) Increase Empathy
8) Pursue Noble Goals

Researchers at Six Seconds have shown that students who develop their EQ competencies will have higher scores for good health, relationship quality, personal achievement, life satisfaction, and self-efficacy (Jensen, Fieldeldey-van Dijk, Freedman, 2012).
This means that enjoy greater success in and out of the classroom, are more likely to develop and maintain healthy social relationships and are more likely to be healthy mentally and physically. They learn to build optimism resilience and begin to discover one's sense of purpose and direction in life.

This experiential and interactive workshop will help teachers and school counsellors develop an in-depth understanding of the 8 EQ Competencies and how strengthening EQ would help the individual be more successful at school and in life. Teachers and school counsellors will walk away with innovative ideas of how to develop these EQ competencies in students. Included in the course is also a personalised EQ report, with a 40-minute one to one debrief of your EQ test results.

Audience: All Teachers/Allied Educators/School Counsellors

What Our Participants Say...

  • Self-awareness.
  • Reinforces the importance of 8E Competencies.
  • Trainers were great role models.
  • Great coverage on application.
  • Have learnt strategies that I will put to use.
  • It was an eye-opening session.
  • Really appreciate the experiential approach to structuring the learning process for the participants.
  • Thank you! It has been a meaningful & heart-warming 2 days! Keep up the great effort!
  • Both presenters were awesome! Keep doing what you do!
  • Good and honest facilitators.
  • Thank you for creating a safe space to encourage vulnerabilities through your role-modelling.



About the Presenters



Elizabeth Teo was a General Paper teacher with Dunman High School from 2008-2014. During her stint there, she was appointed Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Mentor and re-wrote the curriculum for Years 1-4 and spearheaded the CCE team in Years 5-6. She trained over 200 teachers in Dunman High School to deliver her curriculum. In 2012, she was awarded the Caring Teacher Award (JC, National Level). In 2013, she was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award for Teaching and Learning of CCE.

After leaving the service, Elizabeth has conducted workshops for beginning teachers at the National Institute of Education under the Meranti Programme. She has also conducted workshops at various schools across Singapore and taught facilitation skills to school leaders in the West Zone.

Elizabeth is also a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Advanced Trainer and Assessor for Six Seconds © USA. She believes strongly in the all-rounded development of students, helping to enhance students' relationships with themselves, their family and their peers through a whole-school approach which includes engaging parents, teachers, counsellors, school leaders and other stakeholders. She believes strongly in being authentic, never hesitating to share bits of her life story and her vulnerabilities with workshop participants. This has earned her credibility and respect among her students and workshop participants, who find it easy to open up to her.

As a teacher and a freelance facilitator, she believes strongly in the power of personal narratives to touch the heart and change perspectives, biases, relationships, communities and lives. She believes that everyone has a story that deserves to be heard. Her dream is to create safe spaces for participants to tell their stories, to feel supported and affirmed. Through listening to their stories, those that require extra support can be surfaced so that appropriate and timely intervention can take place.



Farid graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from the National University of Singapore in 1987. After a stint as an Investigation Officer with the Singapore Police Force and Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Chambers/Commercial Affairs Department, he developed his interest in multicultural and experiential learning while working in Guyana, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Since then, Farid has had over 30 years of experience in the field of multicultural and experiential learning – primarily as a facilitator, trainer and educator. He has trained over 860 facilitators in the field of multicultural and interfaith literacy in Singapore & Australia.


Farid has also designed and delivered training in the field of:

  1. Cultural Intelligence (Certified with the Center for Cultural Intelligence, USA)
  2. Emotional Intelligence (Certified with EQi-2.0)
  3. Civic Literacy/Civil Society

Farid has designed and delivered training programmes for teachers, school leaders and students. They includes Nanyang Girls High School, Westwood Secondary, Bedok Town Secondary, New Town Secondary, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Nan Hua High School, ACS Junior, Stamford Primary School, MOE’s Character & Citizenship Education Branch as well as various zone clusters. He has been training trainee teachers at the National Institute of Education (Degree, Diploma and PGDE courses) since 2007. Over 4,860 student teachers have undergone his training.

Farid has been engaged to facilitate and train educators and community leaders in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Brunei, Bhutan, East Timor, Australia and Nigeria.



Registration Details

Topic: Teaching EQ in School for Excellence in School and Life
Trainer(s): Ms Elizabeth Teo and Mr Farid Abdul Hamid

Dates: 1 to 2 June 2020 (2 day workshop)
Note: There will be a with a 40-minute one to one debrief of your EQ test results on 3 June 2020.

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: To Be Advised

Closing date: 24 April 2020 Friday and workshop will limit to only 20 participants maximum.

Workshop Fee:
S$800.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, tea break(s) and lunch.

Other Information:
Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
If your school or cluster is keen to conduct this as an in-house programme, please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.

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