Langley’s 2015 Tedx “Vision for the Future” moderated by Maria challenges all those involved in schools to think beyond the traditional as we prepare students for the world of tomorrow.

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE – Video for Parents

Maria is currently producing a video for this world’s leading school-based anxiety preventing program. The video demonstrates how parents of kids (ages 9-13) use FRIENDS at home – to help their children manage worries,

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Be the Village. Dialogues with the Dalai Lama. Vancouver 2014

How can we all “be the village” that educates the hearts of children? This was the central theme of Dalai Lama’s most recent visit to Vancouver. Maria produced the events of the Heart-Mind Learning Day at John Oliver Secondary School, and the Vancouver Convention Centre, and moderated a lively dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

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Heart-Mind 2014: the Science of Kindness

This was the second conference produced and moderated by Maria for the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. Heart-Mind 2014 shared the most up-to-date science and practice of how adults can cultivate kindness, empathy, compassion and altruism in children and in themselves.

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Heart-Mind 2013: How Mindfulness Helps Children Thrive

For three days in May, Maria was the host of a one-of-a-kind conference that explored how mindfulness can help children thrive – physically, socially an emotionally.

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New CBC Documentary : Generation Jobless

Generation Jobless
New CBC Documentary airs on Doc Zone

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Graduation! Masters of Education

After 5 years of study Maria graduated from UBC with a Masters of Education (emphasis on Social and Emotional Learning). Thanks to supervision and support from Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

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The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

Maria is now Director of Programs at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and is helping this Vancouver-based non-profit carry out its mission of educating the hearts of children by informing, inspiring and engaging the communities around them.

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