Teacher SEL Resources

The following is a curated list of resources by CASEL that focus on social and emotional learning for teachers. Please explore these resources to learn about a range of topics, such as teacher perceptions of how SEL can help to develop successful students, effective classroom practices to promote SEL, and the importance of SEL skills for teachers to promote these competencies in their students and manage stressful working conditions. The SEL in the Classroom section of our website also provides an overview, as does CASEL’s District Resource Center’s professional development module, library of teacher resources, and more.

Articles and Book Chapters

Greenberg, M. T., Brown J. L. & Abenavoli, R.M. (2016). Teacher stress and health effects on teachers, students, and schools. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center: Pennsylvania State University.
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Jennings, T., Minnici, A., & Yoder, N. (2019). Creating the working conditions to enhance teacher social and emotional well-being. In D. Osher et al., (Eds.). Keeping students safe and helping them thrive (pp. 210-239). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
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Jones, S. M., Bouffard, S. M., & Weissboard, R. (2013). Educators’ social and emotional skills vital to learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 94, 62-65.
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Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2017). Social and emotional learning and teachers. Future of Children, 27(1), 137-156.
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Weaver, L., & Wilder, M. (2013). The 5 dimensions of engaged teaching: A practical guide for educators. (Chapter 1: “Engaged teaching”, pp. 7-20). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
Article available for purchase.
Wentzel, K. R., & Brophy, J. E. (2014). Motivating students to learn. (4rd Edition). New York: Routledge.
Article 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.
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.
Ribas, W. B., & Gregory, C. A. (2019). Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers, School Clinicians, and Administrators: Educational, Social, Emotional, and Procedural Components. Norwood, MA: Ribas Publications.
Book available for purchase from the publisher.

Reports and Briefs

The Aspen Institutes (2019). Integrating social, emotional, and academic development: An action guide for school leadership teams. Washington, DC: Author.
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Bouffard, S. (2018). Social and emotional learning and cultural competence in teaching education: Where are we and where do we need to go? Sunnyvale, CA: Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child. Retrieved from http://crtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TE-Survey-Report-1-16-18.pdf
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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. Civic Enterprises with Hart Research Associates.
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Dusenbury, L., Calin, S., Domitrovich, C., & Weissberg, R. P. (2015). What does evidence-based instruction in social and emotional learning actually look like in practice? A brief on findings from CASEL’s program reviews. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
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Hamilton, L. S., Doss, C. J., & Steiner, E. D. (2019). Teacher and principal perspectives on social and emotional learning in America’s schools: Findings from the American Educator Panels. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from: https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR2900/RR2991/RAND_RR2991.pdf
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Hamilton, Laura S., Julia H. Kaufman, and Lynn Hu, Preparing Children and Youth for Civic Life in the Era of Truth Decay: Insights from the American Teacher Panel. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2020.
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Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Kitil, M. J., & Hanson-Peterson, J. (2017). To reach the students, teach the teachers: A national scan of teacher preparation and social and emotional learning. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia.
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Yoder, N. (2014). Teaching the whole child: Instructional practices that support social and emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research Center on Great Teachers & Leaders.
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Webinar through CASEL CARES series on mindfulness and resilience. 60 minutes.

CASEL CARES (2020). Building Resilience to Support Ourselves, Others, + Our Students featuring Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma, and Velma Cobb. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOL-Rn0QtEw
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Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl summarizes recent research. 10 minutes.

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (2012). Recent research on science behind social and emotional learning. Published December 17, 2012. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOL-Rn0QtEw
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This video from Edutopia discusses five core competencies that are key to social and emotional learning and classroom related practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.

Edutopia (2013). Published May 1, 2013. 5 keys to successful social and emotional learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/keys-social-emotional-learning-video
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Web Sites

American Institutes for Research (2017). Center on great teachers and learners: Social and emotional learning in the daily life of classrooms. Retrieved from http://www.gtlcenter.org/technical-assistance/professional-learning-modules/social-and-emotional-learning-daily-life-classrooms
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The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin (2017). Inside mathematics: Social and emotional learning through mathematics. Retrieved from http://www.insidemathematics.org/common-core-resources/mathematical-practice-standards/social-and-emotional-mathematics-learning
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Edutopia (2017). Social and emotional learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning
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