CASEL is committed to advancing equity and excellence in education through social and emotional learning

“We believe that there is no system more important than education to fighting against racism and dismantling the systems that condone racist acts. We at CASEL hold fast to the belief that our work must actively contribute to antiracism and to all forms of prejudice reduction.” – CASEL Board of Directors

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Through research, practice, and policy, we collaborate with thought leaders to equip educators and policymakers with the knowledge and resources to advance social and emotional learning in equitable learning environments so all students can thrive.

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What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

SEL is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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2020 Virtual Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

October 15, 2020

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Latest Resources

CASEL shares a new brief, From Response to Reopening: State Efforts to Elevate Social and Emotional Learning During the Pandemic, with recommendations for states to continue their support of SEL as schools transition to the summer and prepare for the fall.

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SEL Tools

Looking for support? Browse our resources created in collaboration with expert practitioners and scholars

icon District Resource Center

Resources from districts where SEL programs, practices, and policies are working.

icon CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL

Guidance for systemic SEL implementation in a school.

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Sample policies and practices that support SEL.

icon SEL Assessment Guide

Guidance to choose and use an SEL assessment.

icon SEL Program Guide

Recommendations for selecting a high-quality SEL program.

icon SEL Starts at Home

Resources to bring SEL into your home and communities.

icon Benefits of SEL

Data and research to help make the case for high-quality SEL.

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