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Lorea Martinez, PhD profile

Lorea Martinez

SEL Consultant

I am an education consultant supporting schools and teachers in integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) in their educational programs and teaching practices as they transition to the Common Core State Standards. A former special education teacher, administrator, and data analyst, I have been an innovator in education for more than a decade.

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  • Student Wellness

    Optimism Is a Learnable Skill

    Understanding the differences between pessimism and optimism can help students improve the way they respond to challenges.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    SEL Is Good Teaching

    If you're engaging all students in classroom discussions, offering them responsibility and choice, and communicating with warmth and support, you may already be teaching SEL.
  • Professional Development

    Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills

    Social and emotional competencies help teachers avoid burnout and increase well-being. By identifying our internal drivers, we use our emotional intelligence to improve our craft.