A student and educators at Marcus Garvey Elementary School in Chicago explain social and emotional learning and its impact. 5 minutes.
This report, from the Society for Research in Child Development, provides an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. It argues for going beyond programmatic approaches to a strategy that integrates SEL into all aspects of educational practice, including academic instruction and school climate.
Jones, S. M., & Bouffard, S. M. (2012). Social and emotional learning in schools: From programs to strategies. Social Policy Report, 26(4), Society for Research in Child Development.
Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl summarizes recent research. 10 minutes.
University of British Columbia
School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth (2011)
This brief, published by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, defines social and emotional learning (SEL), describes the five essential SEL competencies, and presents ways that schools can involve parents in helping their children develop socially and emotionally.
Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, And Academic Growth. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.
This CASEL brief outlines similarities and differences between social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (2010). Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
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.
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.
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.
This issue brief provides an overview of both social and emotional learning (SEL) and service-learning as tools to improve the lives and academic performance of students. It describes how the two practices are interrelated and the research evidence that supports the expanded use of both practices in the classroom.
Fredericks, L. (2003). Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning. Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Students Success; Education Commission of the States.
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.