This article provides parents with clear guidelines for making social and emotional learning an important aspect of their parenting. It is the first article resulting from a collaboration on "Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning" with experts Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL; Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh; and Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids and Contributor to NBC's Parent Toolkit.
Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015.
This article by CASEL's Roger Weissberg and Jason Cascarino appeared in the October 2013 issue of Phi Delta Kappan. The theme of the issue was social and emotional learning.
Weissberg, R. P. & Cascarino, J. (2013). Academic learning + social-emotional learning = national priority. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(2): 8-13.
This article focuses on social and emotional learning as it relates to teachers. It describes promising interventions for promoting teacher competencies and strategies educators can use to help their students master social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behaviors.
Jones, S. M., Bouffard, S. M., & Weissboard, R. (2013). Educators’ social and emotional skills vital to learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(8), 62-65.
The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards: Leading the Way for School and Student Success (2009)
The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards for grades K-12 were the first comprehensive standards for social and emotional learning (SEL) in the U.S. This article describes how the standards were developed and why they are important to students’ school and life success. It describes the Illinois standards and provides guidelines for effective implementation of the standards and of SEL generally.
O’Brien, M.U. & Resnik, H. (2009). The Illinois social and emotional learning (SEL) standards: Leading the way for school and student success. Building leadership: Illinois Principals Association bulletin, 16 (7), 1-5.
This article outlines approaches to effective implementation of social and emotional learning at the high school level.
Beland, K. (2007). Boosting social and emotional competence. Educational Leadership, April 2007, 64(7), 68-71.
Advancing the Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning: Looking Back and Moving Forward (2016)
This chapter from the Review of Research in Education summarizes the results of nearly 100 years of research on school-based social and emotional learning (SEL). The chapter begins with a historical summary of theoretical movements and research trends that have led to today’s inclusion of SEL as part of many schools’ curricula, policies, and practices. The chapter identifies design elements and implementation quality characteristics of effective approaches to SEL and provides recommendations for future practice, policy, and research.
Osher, D., Kidron, Y., Brackett, M., Dymnicki, A., Jones, S., & Weissberg, R. P. (2016) Advancing the science and practice of social and emotional learning: Looking back and moving forward. Review of Research in Education: Education Research—A Century of Discovery, 40(1).