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Unlock the potential of social and emotional learning with Lana Penley, a dynamic keynote speaker and passionate advocate for empowering young minds and educators alike. Explore the transformative impact Lana can bring to your school community by booking her for your next event. 

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Speaking Topics

For Educators (Kindergarten - College)
Best Year Yet: Embracing Mindfulness to Transform Burnout into Balance

With Best Year Yet, Lana will lead attendees on a journey of teaching educators ready to break free from negative feelings and how to start the school year with renewed excitement and purpose. This engaging and inspiring presentation will equip you with the tools to embrace mindfulness as a powerful antidote to burnout. Attendees will explore effective stress-reducing strategies that foster a balanced, fulfilling professional life. Join us to discover how mindfulness can be your key to turning burnout into balance and making this your best year yet.

  • Mindfulness for Burnout Prevention: Discover how daily mindfulness can reduce stress and prevent burnout.

  • Practical Stress-Reduction Techniques: Learn actionable strategies to manage stress effectively.

  • Achieving Balance: Shift from burnout to a balanced, positive professional life.


For School and District Leaders
SEL Starts with Us: Unlocking the Power of Mindful Leadership for Principals

Amidst the unprecedented challenges faced by schools post-pandemic, the well-being of our leaders has never been more crucial. This powerful keynote is designed to equip educational leaders with innovative mindfulness techniques, SEL strategies, and leadership practices aimed at fostering self-care, resilience, and a thriving school environment. Lana Penley, a visionary in the field of education, guides participants through a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Drawing on her own rich background as a former principal, Lana shares her compelling story of overcoming adversity through SEL, transforming her school and life in the aftermath of a crisis, and finding renewed joy and purpose in her work. Attendees will leave this session equipped with three practical and effective strategies to support principal well-being.

  • Mindfulness Techniques: Learn innovative practices to boost self-care and resilience.

  • SEL Strategies: Discover how SEL can transform your well-being and school environment.

  • Leadership Practices: Gain practical strategies to support your well-being and foster a positive school culture.

For All Educators
From Theory to Practice: Empowering Educators with SEL Strategies for Lasting Impact

Do you ever feel like you want to get going with SEL but need help figuring out where to start? This speech is for you. In this presentation, Lana helps educators stop delaying and start doing Social and Emotional Learning. Drawing from her experience as a school leader, this speech is based on three core principles: establishing strong SEL foundations, emphasizing the importance of adult SEL, and addressing the urgent need for specific SEL skill-building for students. In this session, you'll delve into the essential theories and research behind SEL, learn how adult emotional well-being influences classroom health, and discover practical strategies to help students manage stress, build self-awareness, empathy, and resilience.

  • Strong SEL Foundations: Understand the essential theories and research behind Social and Emotional Learning.

  • Importance of Adult SEL: Learn how the emotional well-being of educators directly impacts classroom health and discover strategies to enhance your own SEL practices.

  • Practical SEL Strategies for Students: Gain actionable techniques to help students manage stress, build self-awareness, empathy, and resilience, fostering a supportive and thriving learning environment.

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