The following is a curated
list of resources selected by CASEL staff that focuses on climate and culture
for social and emotional learning.
Also check out our webpage on creating safe, supportive environments for learning in response to recent events.
Articles and Book Chapters
Thapa, A., Cohen, J., Guffey, S., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A. (2013). A review of school climate research. Review of Educational Research, 83(3), 357–385. Download the article
Bear, G. G. (2010). School discipline and self-discipline: A practical guide to promoting prosocial student behavior. New York: Guilford Press. Book available for purchase.
Briefs and Reports
Berg, J., Osher, D., Moroney, D., & Yoder, N. (2017). The intersection of school climate and social and emotional development. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research. Download the report
Council of Chief State School Officers, & Education Council (2019). Measuring
school climate and social and emotional learning and development: A navigation guide for states and districts. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers. Download the report
Osher, D., & Berg, J. (2017). School climate and social and emotional learning: The integration of two approaches. Edna Bennet Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. View the report
U.S. Department of Education. (2014). Directory of federal school climate and discipline resources. Washington, D.C.: Author. Download the report
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students. (2016). Quick guide on making school climate improvements. Washington, DC: Author. Download the report
U.S. Department of Education (2019). Parent and educator guide to school climate resources. Washington, DC: Author.
View the report
American Institutes for Research (2019). Safe supportive learning: Engagement, safety, environment. Washington, DC: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments. View the
ASCD (2019). School culture and climate. Alexandria, VA: Author. View the website
Foundation for Public Education (2019). Restorative practices: A guide for educators. Quincy, MA: Author. View
U.S. Department of Education (2019). School climate and discipline. Washington, DC: Author. View the website
Videos and Webinars
Council of Chief State School Officers, & Education Council. (59 minutes). Measuring school climate and social and emotional development. Published March 21, 2019. View
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