Supporting Young Children in Social-Emotional Development [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Dr. Lorea Martinez Perez, Founder of HEART in Mind Consulting. In this session, Dr. Lorea went through how emotions drive our attention and impact how we learn. She also talked about the importance of positive relationships and the impact they have on children’s development and gave us some great tips on ways to support children’s social and emotional growth.

🎤Our Special Guest!

Lorea Martinez, PhD

Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, a company dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate Social Emotional Learning in their practices, products, and learning communities. An educator who has worked with children and adults internationally, Dr. Martínez is currently a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College, educating aspiring principals in Emotional Intelligence. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Lorea

  • Emotions drive attention and influence our ability to process information. 
  • Emotions develop with maturity and experience. 
  • Childrens’ trauma and recurrent stress due to social issues, racism, poverty, or discrimination impact their ability to express and regulate emotions.
  • Educators need to take the time to allow children’s emotions that they may bring to the classroom to be expressed. 
  • Relationships influence human development.
  • Effective teachers cultivate positive relationships that positively impact children’s development. 
  • Teach with the HEART 
    • H-Honor your emotions
    • E-Elect your responses
    • A-Apply empathy 
    • R-Reignite your relationships
    • T-Transform with purpose.


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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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