Almut Zieher, Ph.D., is an associate research scientist at the Consultation Center at Yale and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Zieher received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, her M.A. in Special Education, and her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Zieher’s experiences as a general and special education teacher lead her to study how teachers learn and engage in social and emotional behaviors to increase their well-being and pedagogical effectiveness. She uses social, emotional and mindfulness theory and approaches to inform training and measure development. Previously she developed and deployed a mindfulness training using the skills form Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with pre-service teachers. Currently she is developing an indirect self-report measure of teachers’ mindfulness to better understand how the mechanisms of mindfulness work. Additionally, Dr. Zieher is focused on improving measures of SEL implementation, including developing a checklist for measuring elementary school teacher’s social and emotional teaching and a teacher self-report measure of emotion-focused SEL implementation.