Happy Birthday!

A year ago, Teaching with the HEART in Mind made it out into the world! After so many months of hard work, this dream finally came true and I couldn’t be more proud of the impact this book has had on thousands of educators around the world.

During the writing process and after publication, I often thought about this quote from Brené Brown:

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

This book was my way to show up and share with you what I learned from being a teacher, researching best SEL implementation practices, and supporting educators and schools to teach and practice HEART skills in every learning space.

SEL has the potential to create healing communities where children, youth, and adults can thrive. With this book, my hope was to inspire, affirm and support anybody who needed a little guidance to believe in this potential and create the necessary pathways to educate and lead wholeheartedly every day.

This first anniversary fills me with joy and deep gratitude for all the educators, like you, who have read, shared and used this resource to deepen their SEL commitment and practice. You have taught me that this is the work that matters, and this celebration is also for you.

These are a few of the highlights in the book’s first year:

February 2021

Teaching with the HEART in Mind is out, and within a few days, it trends #1 for new releases!

March 2021

The book starts a podcast tour for audiences in the US, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, India and more!

April 2021

HEART in Mind is invited to the 2021 AERA Annual Presidential Session on Decolonizing SEL.

May 2021

Teaching with the HEART in Mind is released as an audiobook. Narrating was hard, but a lot of fun too!

June 2021

The discussion guide is released to support schools who want to use it in a book study.

July 2021

Student teachers use Teaching with the HEART in Mind in their SEL class at the University of Portland.

August 2021

Excerpts from the book are published by the Greater Good Science Center, Getting Smart and Edutopia.

September 2021

Schools host book clubs to develop SEL capacity and build community.

October 2021

Panorama selects Teaching with the HEART in Mind as a favorite book for educators to enhance their SEL.

November 2021

Pedagogía con corazón, the Spanish translation of Teaching with the HEART in Mind, is released.

December 2021

HEART in Mind is invited to lead the online SEL specialization for leaders in Latinoamerica with Fundación Seminarium (Chile).

January 2022

Teaching with the HEART in Mind is selected by the Greater Good Science Center as one of their favorite books for educators.

Do you need help with your SEL efforts? Let me know how I can help you. 

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