Guest Talk: Educating the Heart Mindfully, with Linda Lantieri

Cultivating Social and Emotional Learning through a Mindfulness Perspective: What It Is, Why We Need It, and How We Can Promote It

This event is open to all

Dec 03

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Russell Hall 306

Gottesman Libraries 3rd Floor

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This presentation will address how adults and children can actively cultivate the pro-social and mental qualities that nurture social and emotional learning for oneself and others. We will discuss how the processes of attention, emotional balance, and relationship building contribute towards making the embodiment and expression of improved emotional intelligence a trainable skill that can be developed. We will focus on practices that can build inner strength and greater resiliency in both adults and children as they deal with high- stress environments and uncertain times.


By making social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of a child’s educational experience, research has found that we can successfully address the deeply intertwined academic, social, and emotional needs of students, as well as the near-overwhelming demands on teachers’ time and talents. In this presentation we will:


  • Identify the key principles and skills of emotional intelligence from a mindfulness perspective and explore our strengths and challenges in relation to our own EQ.
  • Discuss opportunities for schools and other educational settings to nurture children’s social, emotional, and ethical development.


Linda Lantieri, MA, has been in the field of education for almost 50 years as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, director of a middle school in East Harlem, and presently faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and internationally known speaker in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Contemplative Teaching and Learning. Linda has recently cofounded the Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL) Program for educational leaders interested in integrating Mindfulness and Social, Emotional & Ethical Learning through an equity lens in the service of systematic change. She is also one of the co-founders of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).


Linda is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and books including editor of Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers (Beacon Press, 2001), and author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008, 2014).


This event is co-sponsored by the Social Emotional Learning Society (SELS) which is dedicated to inspire and encourage the use of SEL programs and concepts in all educational settings. This community is deeply invested in the social and emotional considerations of our students, parents, faculty, and other stakeholders. If you are interested in getting involved in the Social and Emotional Learning Society, please email jie2122@tc.columbia.edu.


Persons interested in attending may rsvp by Monday, December 2nd.


Where: 306 Russell



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