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Lorea Martinez

SEL Consultant

Dr. Lorea Martinez is a social-emotional learning (SEL) consultant, supporting schools and teachers as they integrate SEL in their programs and teaching practices. Her clients include New Schools Venture Fund, Learning Policy Institute, Six Seconds, Nearpod, and public, private, and charter schools. She is a faculty member of the Summer Principals Academy-New Orleans at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research is focused on school climate, SEL implementation, and principals' emotional intelligence. She is working on her second book for teachers, Teaching with the Heart in Mind, forthcoming in 2020. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator. Martinez holds a PhD from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She frequently blogs about how to incorporate SEL in teaching practices at Learning Is Social, Emotional and Academic.

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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

    Got SEL? Teaching Students to Describe Emotions

    Simple steps teachers can take to help students recognize and interpret their emotions.
  • 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.

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