Resources: Books

The following is a curated list of recommended books selected by CASEL staff. These resources cover a range of topics to better understand SEL.

Adelman, H., & Taylor, L. (2006). The school leader’s guide to student learning supports: New directions for addressing barriers to learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Book available for purchase.

CASEL (2005). Safe and sound: An educational leader’s guide to evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. Chicago, IL: Author.
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Cefai, C., & Cavioni, V. (2014). Social and emotional education in primary school: Integrating theory and research into practice. New York: Springer.
Book available for purchase.

Christensen, S.L. & Reschly, A.L. (2010). The handbook of school-family partnerships for promoting social competence. New York: Routledge.
Book available for purchase.

Denham, S. A., & Burton, R. (2003). Social and emotional prevention and intervention programming for preschoolers (pp. 183-207). Boston, MA: Springer.
Book available for purchase.

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.
Book available for purchase.

Eccles, J., & Gootman, J. A. (Eds.) (2002). Community programs to promote youth development. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: /10.17226/10022
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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.
Book available for purchase.

Elias, M. J., & Arnold, H. (Eds.). (2006). The educator’s guide to emotional intelligence and academic achievement: Social-emotional learning in the classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Book available for purchase from publisher.

Elias, M. J., Ferrito, J. J., & Moceri, D. C. (2016). The other side of the report card: Assessing students’ social, emotional, and character development. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press.
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Epstein, J. L. (2010). School, family, and community partnerships: Preparing educators and improving schools. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Book available for purchase.

Fredricks, J. S., & Simpkins, S. D. (Eds.) (2013). Organized out-of-school activities: Settings for peer relationships. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 140. John Wiley & Sons.
Book available for purchase.

The Future of Children (2017). Social and emotional learning. Volume 27, No. 1. Princeton, NJ: Author.
Book available for purchase.

Halpern, R. (2003). Making play work: The promise of after-school programs for low-income children. Teachers College Press.
Book available for purchase.

Heath, S. B. (1999). Dimensions of language development: Lessons from older children. In A. S. Masten (Ed.), Cultural processes in child development: The Minnesota symposia on child psychology (Vol. 29, pp. 59–75). Mahwah, NY: Erlbaum.
Book available for purchase.

Hirsch, B., Deutsch, N., & DuBois, D. (2011). After-school centers and youth development. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511994913
Book available with login.

Mahoney, J. L., Larson, R. W., & Eccles, J. S. (Eds.) (2005). Organized activities as contexts of development: Extracurricular activities, after-school and community programs. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
Book available for purchase.

Malone, H. J., & Donahue, T. (Eds.) (2018). The growing out-of-school time field: Past, present, and future. Information Age Publishing.
Book available for purchase.

Marzano, R. J., Marzano, J. S., & Pickering, D. J. (2003). Classroom management that works: Research-based strategies for every teacher. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Book available for purchase from publisher. Specific chapters available for free.

Patti, J., & Tobin, J. (2006). Smart school leaders: Leading with emotional intelligence. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Book available for purchase.

Ribas, W. B., Brady, D. A., & Hardin, J. (2017). Social-emotional learning in the classroom: Practical guide for integrating all SEL skills into instruction and classroom management. Norwood, MA: Ribas Publications.
Book available for purchase from the publisher.

Ribas, W.B.; Brady D.; Hardin J.M.; Gumlaw, E. (2018). Social-Emotional Learning in the Home: A Practical Guide for Integrating the Development of Social-Emotional Skills into Your Parenting. Ribas Associates
Book available for purchase from publisher.

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 available for purchase.