June 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning – Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families

    Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning – Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families (2005) Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families. Chicago and Philadelphia: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success. This guide provides background on SEL, including the importance of SEL at home and at school for children’s healthy and positive development. Includes worksheets/handouts for parents: “Ten Things You Can Do at Home,” “Ten Things You Can Do with Your School,” “Tips for Parents,” “Books for Parents.”

  • Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide To Evidence-Based Social And Emotional Learning Programs–Illinois Edition

    Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide To Evidence-Based Social And Emotional Learning Programs–Illinois Edition (2005) Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs—Illinois Edition. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. The Illinois edition of the original Safe and Sound guide is nearly identical to the source document, but also includes specific information related to the Illinois SEL standards.

  • Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs

    Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs (2005) Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This was CASEL’s first review of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. The guide identifies 80 currently available programs and singles out 22 of them as “SELect,” i.e., meeting high standards for research and program developer support.

  • Partnerships Not Pushouts

    Partnerships Not Pushouts (2014) National School Boards Association. (2014). Partnership Not Pushouts. A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success. Washington, DC: Author. CASEL co-developed this guide to creating school-community partnerships that support educational success for all students, particularly those most in need. The National School Boards Association headed the consortium that developed the guide.

  • Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures

    Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures (2010) Denham, S.A., Ji, P., & Hamre, B. (2010). Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Social and Emotional Learning Research Group, University of Illinois at Chicago. This compendium, published by the University of Illinois-Chicago and CASEL, describes the tools to assess the social and emotional learning of preschool and elementary school students (i.e., five‐ to ten‐year‐olds), along with aspects of the contexts in which they learn and their learning behaviors.

  • Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices that Support Social and Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks

    Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices that Support Social and Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks (2014) Yoder, N. (2014) Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices that Support Social and Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. This report provides an overview of social and emotional learning and how it is relevant to a variety of student academic outcomes. It provides a detailed description of teaching practices that promote student competencies and links these practices to current professional teaching frameworks.

  • Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment

    Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment (2011) Kendziora, K., Weissberg, R. P., Ji, P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc. This brief, published by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, provides information and strategies to implement and assess SEL in schools and districts.

  • State Standards to Advance Social and Emotional Learning

    State Standards to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (2014) Dusenbury, L., Weissberg, R. P., Goren, P., & Domitrovich, C. (2014). State standards to advance social and emotional learning: Findings from CASEL’s state scan of social and emotional learning standards, preschool through high school, 2014. Chicago: Collaborative, for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This CASEL brief summarizes recent findings from CASEL’s State Scan, which reviewed the research literature on learning standards generally to identify key components of high-quality standards and assessed the status of each state in developing well-articulated learning standards for SEL, preschool through high school. The brief also provides recommendations to support development of high-quality SEL standards, including examples from states identified as part of CASEL’s State Scan.

  • Social and Emotional Learning for Illinois Students: Policy, Practice and Progress – How Illinois SEL Standards Came to Be and What the State Has Learned Through Putting Them into Practice

    Social and Emotional Learning for Illinois Students: Policy, Practice and Progress – How Illinois SEL Standards Came to Be and What the State Has Learned Through Putting Them into Practice (2011) Gordon, R., Ji, P. Mulhall, P., Shaw, B., & Weissberg, R.P. (2011). Social and emotional learning for Illinois students: Policy, practice and progress. In: The Illinois Report: 2011. Urbana, IL: Institute for Government and Public Affairs. This report, published by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, provides background and updates on the implementation of social and emotional learning statewide in Illinois, including the implementation of the nation’s first comprehensive K-12 standards and benchmarks for SEL.

  • Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (2010) Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (2010). Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This CASEL brief outlines similarities and differences between social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).