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Our Story

Founded in 2006, Mindful Practices provides a comprehensive and data-driven approach to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). In 2018, founder Carla Tanatillo Philibert and CEO Rob Philbert created Class Catalyst, an EdTech SEL tool that utilizes individual student check-ins to promote student voice and strengthen student-educator relationships.

Mindful Practices’ highly qualified team of SEL Specialists and Class Catalyst Consultants work with schools nation-wide to provide custom SEL implementation through in-class coaching, professional development, trainings, certifications, and workshops. Carla is considered a thought-leader in the SEL community and has worked with leaders in the field such as CASEL, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kripalu and the United Nations.

The Mindful Practices Team

Our Mission

Mindful Practices facilitates customized & sustainable social emotional learning implementation.

We Listen, We Implement and We Support

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We Listen

We listen to our school partners to assess their SEL needs. 

Our trauma informed approach and culturally responsive practices provide a structure and framework that supports students and staff in every aspect of their school day.

Mindful Practices meets partners where they are to work with them to achieve actionable SEL goals, driven by data.

We Implement

We foster staff and student engagement in the work of SEL, empowering all school stakeholders to create a culture of care and rapport.

Class Catalyst, our on-line check-in platform is an all-in-one SEL solution to promote student voice and relationship building among students and teachers.

Coaching and Professional Development, emphasizing self-care and trauma informed practices and the understanding that SEL is not a “one-size-fits-all” program, but rather a discipline to be developed and cultivated.

Wellness Learning for Students and Staff: A customized schedule of online SEL sessions that cover everything from movement breaks and SEL stories, to well-being, professional development, and trauma therapist Q&A sessions.

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We Support

We are committed to creating a sustainable SEL approach for our partners.

Efficient, individualized, seamless, and data driven, we continue to lead our school partners toward achieving their immediate and long-term SEL goals.

We advise and consult on a classroom level, school level, and district level, to ensure best practices, consistency, and fidelity of implementation.

Our Team

Carla Tantillo Philibert – Founder

I am proud of Mindful Practices- the work we do and what we stand for. Why choose Mindful Practices? Because we will work arm in arm with educators in your district to make sure human connection is a priority in your schools. To make sure that every student has a voice and that every educator has the tools they need to respond to that voice in kind. We know what it takes to make an impact and we will help you get there, one breath at a time.

Carla Tantillo Philibert

Rob Philibert – CEO

We all need help being our best selves. I’m honored to be part of a team dedicated to helping others create the space they need to grow. My passion is to figure out how we can help more people in the process.

Rob Philibert

Erin Daugherty
Managing Director of SEL

I truly believe in the potential for culturally responsive SEL to empower young people to develop the skills to solve problems, promote self-awareness, question and challenge truth and power, make sound decisions, and form positive relationships with others to lead them to lives of agency and choice.

Erika Panichelli
Director of Operations

I’m honored to support our team of SEL Specialists, educators and students to help foster a stronger sense of self and community via engaging SEL programming.

Vienna Webb
Director of Digital Support, SEL Specialist

I believe in the power of SEL, and am so grateful to be able to provide space for students and educators to observe and navigate their feelings in the classroom and beyond.

Mary Kusper
Project Manager

SEL helps students and adults thrive in school and in life.  The skills can be taught and learned from early childhood all the way through adulthood.  I am proud to work for a company that not only believes but teaches these core values.

Stefanie Piatkewicz
Lead 
SEL Specialist

Why do I practice and teach SEL? Because it is essential!  I believe SEL is a lifelong practice that truly has the power to generate impactful and positive neurological and biological changes in students’ and adults’ brains and overall well-being. 

Michael Riendeau
SEL Specialist

Mindful Practices’ success factor has everything to do with its amazing team! I am so thrilled to be able to work everyday with such impassioned, creative, caring human beings!

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We’d love to keep you up-to-date on the latest SEL and well-being best practices and continue to build community together.

Phone

(312) 371-9491

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