Systemic SEL Resources

The following is a curated list of resources selected by CASEL staff that focuses on a systemic approach to social and emotional learning.


Brackett, M. A., Bailey, C. S., Hoffman, J. D., & Simmons, D. N. (2019). RULER: A theory-driven, systemic approach to social, emotional, and academic learning. Educational Psychologist, 54, 144-161.
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Mahoney, J. L., Weissberg, R. P., Greenberg, M. T., Dusenbury, L., Jagers, R. J., Niemi, K., Schlinger, M., Schund, J., Shriver, T., VanAusdal, K., & Yoder, N. (accepted for publication). Systemic social and emotional learning: Promoting educational success for all preschool to high school students. American Psychologist.
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Meyers, D. C., Domitrovich, C. E., Dissi, R., Trejo, J., & Greenberg, M. T. (2018). Supporting systemic social and emotional learning with a schoolwide implementation model. Evaluation and Program Planning, 73, 53-61.
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Soutter, M. (2019). Unintended lessons of SEL programs. Phi Delta Kappan. Retrieved from:
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Oberle, E., Domitrovich, C. E., Meyers, D. C., & Weissberg, R. P. (2016). Establishing systemic social and emotional learning approaches in schools: A framework for schoolwide implementation. Cambridge Journal of Education, 46, 277-297.
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