June 2016

Monthly Archives

  • What Are the Key Features of High-Quality Standards for SEL?

    What Are the Key Features of High-Quality Standards for SEL? (2014) Dusenbury, L. (2014). What are the key features of high-quality standards for SEL? Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This handout was developed in conjunction with the CASEL State Scan of SEL standards [ink to Policy-States]. Includes numerous links to examples of standards and practices in selected states.

  • Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children – What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why it Deserves Your Support in School and At Home

    Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children – What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why it Deserves Your Support in School and At Home (2009) Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why it Deserves Your Support in School and at Home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors. This brochure was developed in conjunction with statewide implementation of the Illinois social and emotional learning standards for K-12. It explains why parent awareness of SEL is important and how parents can […]

  • 7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders Are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools

    7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders Are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools (2009) Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). 7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders Are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools. Chicago, Springfield: Authors. This trifold brochure summarizes the Illinois social and emotional learning standards and encourages educators and others to follow up with training and other resources provided by the authors.

  • The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning

    The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning (2015) Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015. This article provides parents with clear guidelines for making social and emotional learning an important aspect of their parenting. It is the first article resulting from a collaboration on “Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning” with experts Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL; Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh; and Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids and Contributor to NBC’s Parent Toolkit.

  • The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards: Leading the Way for School and Student Success

    The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards: Leading the Way for School and Student Success (2009) O’Brien, M.U. & Resnik, H. (2009). The Illinois social and emotional learning (SEL) standards: Leading the way for school and student success. Building leadership: Illinois Principals Association bulletin, 16 (7), 1-5. The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards for grades K-12 were the first comprehensive standards for SEL in the U.S. This article describes how the standards were developed and why they are important to students’ school and life success. It describes the Illinois standards and provides guidelines for effective implementation of the standards and of SEL generally.

  • Educators’ Social and Emotional Skills Vital to Learning

    Educators’ Social and Emotional Skills Vital to Learning (2013) Jones, S. M., Bouffard, S. M., & Weissboard, R. (2013). Educators’ social and emotional skills vital to learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(8), 62-65. This article focuses on social and emotional learning in teachers. It describes promising interventions for promoting teacher competencies and strategies educators can use to help their students master social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Tags: Pedagogy and Teaching Practices, Teachers, Academic Integration, Programs, Implementation

  • Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority

    Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority (2013) Weissberg, R. P. & Cascarino, J. (2013). Academic learning + social-emotional learning = national priority. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(2): 8-13. This article by CASEL’s Roger Weissberg and Jason Cascarino appeared in the October 2013 issue of Phi Delta Kappan. The theme of the issue was social and emotional learning.