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  • 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).

  • Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies

    Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies (2012) Jones, S. M., & Bouffard, S. M. (2012). Social and emotional learning in schools: From programs to strategies. Social Policy Report, 26(4), Society for Research in Child Development. This report, from the Society for Research in Child Development, provides an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. It argues for going beyond programmatic approaches to a strategy that integrates SEL into all aspects of educational practice, including academic instruction and school climate.

  • Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth

    Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth (2011) Haggerty, K., Elgin, J., & Woolley, A. (2011). Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth. Seattle: Social Development Research Group, University of Washington. This report, from the Raikes Foundation, reviews the existing assessment tools used to measure social and emotional well-being of middle school youth.

  • School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth

    School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth (2011) Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, And Academic Growth. 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, defines social and emotional learning, describes the five essential SEL competencies, and presents ways that schools can involve parents in supporting SEL in their children.

  • Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning

    Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning (2003) Fredericks, L. (2003). Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning. Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Students Success; Education Commission of the States. This issue brief provides an overview of both social and emotional learning (SEL) and service-learning as tools to improve the lives and academic performance of students. It describes how the two practices are interrelated and the research evidence that supports the expanded use of both practices in the classroom.

  • Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning

    Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning (2013) Dymnicki, A., Sambolt, M., & Kidron, Y. (2013). Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning. Washington DC: American Institutes for Research College & Career Readiness and Success Center. This issue brief, published by the American Institutes for Research, assists state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. The brief provides a short description of what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice.

  • Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards

    Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards (2005) Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards. Chicago: Author. This CASEL brief, adapted from the Illinois edition (2005) of Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs (CASEL, 2003), presents the complete Illinois standards and benchmarks for comprehensive K-12 social and emotional learning.

  • Aligning Preschool through High School Social and Emotional Learning Standards – A Critical and Doable Next Step

    Aligning Preschool through High School Social and Emotional Learning Standards – A Critical and Doable Next Step (2013) Zinsser, K. M., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. (2013). Aligning Preschool through High School Social and Emotional Learning Standards: A Critical and Doable Next Step. Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This CASEL brief calls for an alignment of birth to preschool and K-12 state standards for social and emotional learning. It presents overviews of SEL competencies and state standards and includes examples of aligned SEL standards in two states, Illinois and Pennsylvania, that have been leaders for the field. The brief concludes with recommendations for aligning SEL and academic standards and general guidelines for developing state SEL standards. […]