The most effective social and emotional learning (SEL) requires a strategic, systemic approach that involves everyone, from district and school leaders to community partners to family members, working together to ensure students receive the support they need. Successful SEL is not a standalone program or an add-on. It is central to how schools, communities, and families value and support the social, emotional, and academic development of their children. In this section, we present a variety of tools and resources that make SEL in action effective.
Our Guide to Schoolwide SEL includes advice, resources, tools, and templates to help engage the entire school community in creating caring, motivating, and equitable learning environments that promote social, emotional, and academic growth. Learn more
As you prepare to welcome students and adults back to school, you face the layered impact of schools closures, the pandemic, racial inequities amplified by nationwide mobilization, and more. To aid you in this transition, CASEL collaborated with more than 40 organizations to illuminate a way forward with social and emotional learning that is centered on relationships and built on the existing strengths of a school community.