Daniela Labra Cardero is a founding partner and General Director of AtentaMente, a nonprofit based out of Mexico that brings together professionals from various fields to share mental and social-emotional training techniques with educators and students that are rooted in cutting-edge scientific research. AtentaMente has been part of the development of a nationwide social-emotional learning curriculum with a contemplative attention training component, both for Mexican students and teachers from PreK to K12. She was a coordinator, professor and researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México for 10 years. She has been a meditation practitioner for the past 20 years and leverages the latest research on the science of well-being in her work.
Daniela is currently collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds on the development and research of a mind training-enhanced socioemotional learning (SEL) online curriculum for preschool principals and teachers in Mexico. This program plans to reach 5000 educators and impact more than 130,000 kindergartners.
Daniela is also featured as a practice teacher in the Healthy Minds Program app.
B. A., Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation Training, University of Kathmandu
Improving School Climate and Children’s Well-Being through Mindfulness-Based Curricula in Mexico
What impact does well-being curricula have on educators and the students they serve? The Center for Healthy Minds is teaming up with AtentaMente, a Mexico-based group of multidisciplinary professionals, to find out.