Lorea Martínez, Ph.D., is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, a company dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) in their practices, products, and learning communities. An educator who has worked with children and adults internationally, Dr. Martínez is a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College, educating aspiring principals in Emotional Intelligence. Her new book for educators, Teaching with the HEART in Mind, is currently available. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator. She frequently blogs about how to incorporate SEL in teaching practices and parenting at loreamartinez.com.
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