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  05/05/2008      12:00 am

The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: Building Emotional Intelligence - Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children

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Linda Lantieri


Linda Lantieri, MA is a Fulbright Scholar, keynote speaker, and internationally known expert in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, intergroup relations, and crisis intervention. Currently she serves as the Director of The Inner Resilience Program, a project of the Tides Center, which is an initiative that equips school personnel with the skills and strategies to strengthen their inner resiliency in order to model these skills for the young people in their care. She is also the cofounder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program RCCP, which is being implemented at 400 schools in 15 school districts in the United States, with pilot sites in Brazil and Puerto Rico. Started in 1985, RCCP is now one of the largest and longest running research-based school K-8 programs in social and emotional learning in United States. Linda is also one of the founding board members of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning CASEL whose central office is at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASELs mission is to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education from preschool through high school worldwide.
Linda has almost 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher, assistant principal, director of an alternative middle school in East Harlem, and faculty member of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College in New York City. She has served as a consultant to various institutions in the area of death education, including the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the New York City Public Schools where she trained the first Crisis Response Teams in 1988. Linda is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Linda is the coauthor of Waging Peace in Our Schools Beacon Press, 1996, editor of Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers Beacon Press, 2001, chapter contributor to Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11 Teacher College Press, 2006, and author of Building Emotional Intelligence Sounds True, 2008 forthcoming. Linda was selected as an Educational Innovator by the National Education Association, received the Richard R. Green Distinguished Educator Award and the Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for creating courage in discouraged youth. She also received the International Education and Resource Network iEARN 2001 Making a Difference Award.
Linda is a Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports research and education in the relationship between body, mind, and spirit. She is a Fellow of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and also serves as the Senior Educational Advisor for the Dont Laugh At Me Project of Operation Respect, which was founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

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