The following is a curated list of recommended books and volumes on social and emotional learning selected by CASEL staff to provide a breadth and depth of coverage of the field. This list is especially useful for researchers. For practitioners, we recommend visiting our District Resource Center for SEL resources and tools. All books and volumes are available for purchase from external sources.
Christensen, S. L., & Reschly, A. L. (2010). The handbook of school-family partnerships for promoting social competence. New York: Routledge. Purchase the book.
Durlak, J. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Weissberg, R. P., & Gullotta, T. P. (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Purchase the book.
Elias, M. J., Ferrito, J. J., & Moceri, D. C. (2016). The other side of the report card: Assessing students’ social, emotional, and character development. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press. Purchase the book.
Elias, M. J., Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Frey, K.S., Greenberg, M.T., Haynes, N.M., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M.E., & Shriver, T.P. (1997). Promoting social and emotional learning: Guidelines for educators. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Purchase the book.
The Future of Children (2017). Social and emotional learning. Princeton, NJ: Author. Purchase the volume.
Humphrey, N. (2013). Social and emotional learning: A critical appraisal. Washington, DC: Sage. Purchase the volume.
Merrell, K. W., & Gueldner, B. A. (2010). Social and emotional learning in the classroom: Promoting mental health and academic success. New York: Guilford Press. Purchase the book.
Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C. & Walberg, H. J (Eds.). (2004). Building academic success on social and emotional learning: What does the research say? New York: Teachers College Press. Purchase the book.
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