• Brochure/Handout

    7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders Are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools (2009)

    This trifold brochure summarizes the Illinois social and emotional learning standards and encourages educators and others to follow up with training and other resources provided by the authors.


    Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). 7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders Are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools. Chicago, Springfield: Authors.



  • Article

    Boosting Social and Emotional Competence (2007)

    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.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs (2005)

    This was CASEL’s first review of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. The guide identifies 80 currently available programs and singles out 22 of them as “SELect,” i.e., meeting high standards for research and program developer support.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs. Chicago, IL: Author.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning – Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families (2005)

    This guide provides background on social and emotional learning (SEL), including the importance of SEL at home and at school for children’s healthy and positive development. Includes worksheets/handouts for parents: “Ten Things You Can Do at Home,” “Ten Things You Can Do with Your School,” “Tips for Parents,” and “Books for Parents.”


    Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families. Chicago and Philadelphia: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success.



  • Book

    Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning — What Does the Research Say? (2004)

    In this groundbreaking book published by Teachers College Press, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success — specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student academic learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of social-emotional learning programs.


    Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C. & Walberg, H. J (Eds.). (2004). Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning—What Does the Research Say? New York: Teachers College Press.



  • Book

    Promoting Social and Emotional Learning – Guidelines for Educators (1997)

    The first major work to define and describe social and emotional learning, distributed by ASCD, provides sound principles for meeting the challenge of fostering knowledgeable, responsible, and caring students. Multiple authors and experts in the field are represented.


    Elias, M. J., Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Frey, K.S., Greenberg, M.T., Haynes, N.M., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M.E., & Shriver, T.P. (1997). Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.