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Carla Tantillo Philibert

Founder
Mindful Practices LLC

Carla Tantillo Philibert, the Founder of Mindful Practices, conducts Professional Development workshops across the globe. Carla is the author of Cooling Down Your Classroom and the Everyday SEL series on Routledge, which provides practical Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness solutions for Early Childhood to High School teachers. She is a highly sought-after speaker who provides keynote addresses globally from Texas to Michigan and Mexico to India.

Subjects: Education

Biography

Carla Tantillo Philibert founded the Mindful Practices team in 2006; the organization has offered innovative Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, and yoga programs to over 200 schools across the country. A certified yoga teacher with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, Carla was a founding teacher and curriculum director of a high-poverty high school in Chicago. She has taught at both the secondary and elementary levels, is the co-creator of Hip-HopYogaTM, and is a highly qualified professional development provider. Carla is the author of Cooling Down Your Classroom: Using Yoga, Relaxation and Breathing Strategies to Help Students Learn to Keep Their Cool (2012), Everyday SEL in Early Elementary School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom (2017) Everyday SEL in Elementary School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom (2016) Everyday SEL in Middle School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom (2016), and Everyday SEL in High School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom (2017).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Carla is a leader in Social Emotional Learning, Yoga and Mindfulness in schools. She has worked with educators from California to Maine, Bulgaria to India and presented to the United Nations. What sets Carla and her organization, Mindful Practices, apart is that her strategies are practical, ready-to-use and easy to adapt for the needs of each school and student served.

Personal Interests

    Carla and her husband Rob are proud parents to Dottie and Remi, and they enjoy long adventure walks with their kids around downtown Chicago.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Everyday SEL in Early Childhood (Tantillo) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Middle Web

4 Tips to Integrate SEL into Classroom Culture


Published: Feb 16, 2018 by Middle Web
Authors: Carla Tantillo Philibert and Peggy Collings
Subjects: Education

We may assume that by middle school children have developed social skills, but this is often the age when they need to work on grounding activities the most. Carla Tantillo Philibert and Peggy Collings offer 4 tips to make SEL part of everyday teaching and learning.

Education Week Teacher

Equity & Social-Emotional Learning


Published: Feb 16, 2018 by Education Week Teacher
Authors: Carla Tantillo Philibert, DeEtta Jones, & Peggy Collings
Subjects: Education

Are we defining equity for our school stakeholders, and is that definition culturally responsive and respectful of the social-emotional learning in our schools?

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Videos

In the end, we're all the same

Published: Feb 16, 2018

Two students from Chicago's south side explain the importance of standing together, "being there" for each other.