• Guide/Tool/Artifact

    2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition (2015)

    This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for middle and high schools. It uses this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2015). 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition. Chicago, IL: Author.



  • Book

    Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice (2015)

    This comprehensive and definitive handbook covers all aspects of research, practice, and policy related to social and emotional learning. The editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. The Handbook explores the conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success, mental health, and overall well-being, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.


    Durlak, J. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Weissberg, R. P., & Gullotta, T. P. (Eds.). (2015). Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice. New York: Guilford Press.



  • Research Study

    Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth (2014)

    This brief summarizes three case studies, a cross-case report, a research brief, and a technical report about the experience of high schools in Boston, New York City, and San Antonio. Among the key findings: (1) schools focused on social and emotional learning (SEL) provide students with key psychological resources they need to thrive in school; (2) leveraging a whole-school approach to SEL supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.


    Hamedani, M. G. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2014). Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth. Palo Alto: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).



  • Video

    Hip-hop(e): Roberto Rivera at TEDxGrandRapids (2014)

    Rivera, a leading proponent of the concept of student voice, describes his experience with using hip-hop to engage young people in school. 19 minutes.


    TEDx Grand Rapids. (2016). Published June 16, 2014. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRQ0ffu19iY&feature=share&list=PLsRNoUx8w3rMRD1j7J3weQUV6Q8H__RdF&index=5.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources (2014)

    To help educators, district officials, and other education stakeholders to better access resources from across the federal government related to school climate and discipline, the U.S. Department of Education developed this directory of pre-K-12 school climate and discipline resources. The directory includes titles, electronic links, descriptions, and other relevant information for a range of resources related to research and monitoring, training products and tools, technical assistance centers, federal policy and guidance, and federal initiatives related to school discipline and school climate.


    U.S. Department of Education. (2014). Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources. Washington, D.C.: Author.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Partnerships Not Pushouts (2014)

    CASEL co-developed this guide to creating school-community partnerships that support educational success for all students, particularly those most in need. The National School Boards Association headed the consortium that developed the guide.


    National School Boards Association. (2014). Partnership Not Pushouts. A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success. Washington, DC: Author.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Preschool and Elementary School Edition) (2013)

    This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for the preschool and elementary school levels. It uses this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2012). 2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Preschool and Elementary School Edition. Chicago, IL: Author.



  • Article

    Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority (2013)

    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.



  • The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools (2013)

    The central message of this national survey, conducted for CASEL by Civic Enterprises and Peter Hart Associates, is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning is critical to student success in school, work, and life. Often cited as evidence that educators want and need social and emotional learning in their schools.


    Civic Enterprises., Bridgeland, J., Bruce, M., & Hariharan, (2013). The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Chicago: Author.



  • Video

    Five Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success (2013)

    This video explores classroom practices that make up the best and most effective SEL programs. 6 minutes.


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