SEL Every Day Institute: This year’s SEL Every Day Institute was held on June 24-25, 2019 at the California Endowment in Oakland, California. Meena teamed up with David Yusem, an internationally recognized leader in Restorative Justice to offer, Going Deeper Within to Transform Schools: Radical Mindfulness, Restorative Justice, & Social and Emotional Learning. If you are interested in bringing an SEL Every Day Institute to your school, organization or district contact Meena.
Online Course: The SEL Every Day Online Course will open in 2020. This very affordable, global course will utilize best practices for self-paced, online learning and provide participants with comprehensive support in both SEL and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP) along with certification of course completion in these two concentrations (SEL & MAP). Sign up here to receive updates for when the course is available!
Keynotes & Speaking Engagements: Bring Meena to your school or organization to speak about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness. She has spoken to audiences well over 1000 and is skilled with incorporating both inspirational story, research based content, and interactive experiences into her engagements. You can view presentation excerpts below.
Professional Learning: An experienced facilitator, Meena will work with you to develop customized Professional Learning to meet the needs of your school, district or organization.
Coaching: Meena provides intensive individualized support to new and experienced school leaders and teachers with embedding mindfulness based social emotional learning into their practice. Meena is a graduate of both Cognitive Coaching and Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success (CLASS).
Advising: Meena offers expertise to organizations interested in developing mindfulness and social and emotional learning programs or products.
Consulting: Meena offers consulting services for mindful educational and social and emotional learning organizations looking to grow and expand their reach.
Educational Media: Meena and her husband, Chihiro, an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker, produced more than 50 SEL videos for the Oakland Unified School District. Together, they also started A Lens Inside, a non-profit program that develops multimedia and films to create curriculum and educational programs that promote social emotional learning, peace, and understanding through the exploration of social issues. You can view their short documentary, Touching the Untouchable, and access the guide Meena created for education and engagement to accompany the film. A Lens Inside can create videos to help promote and support non-profits and causes. They also create compelling educational curriculum for filmmakers to help bring their work into the classroom.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Trained in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UMASS Medical School’s Stress Reduction Clinic, Meena offers the eight-week, evidence-based course to organizations, schools, and communities.
Curriculum Development: Utilizing the Understanding by Design framework Meena brings several years of experience to curriculum development and implementation across discipline.
Meena draws upon her background in learning and instruction to design products that include:
Standards-aligned lesson plans and learning activities
Parent/child learning activities
Film discussion guides
Student and teacher handbooks
Content for educational DVDs
Online professional development courses
For more information please contact Meena: firstname.lastname@example.org