Welcome to CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. CASEL and our broad network of collaborators are working together to turn momentum for SEL into a national movement.

  • The Latest

    The Atlantic: The new focus on children’s mental health. https://t.co/6f0FHyAnmp

    NPR: Sesame Workshop looks at the definition of kindness. https://t.co/K3jH6FC4oL

    Edutopia: Why teaching kindness in schools is essential to reduce bullying. https://t.co/I82O3Sn2wA

  • Featured News & Resources

    New guidelines from U.S. Department of Education on use of ESSA Title IV funds include social and emotional learning.

    National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development launched. Its goal is to unite educators and policymakers around a common vision that integrates SEL and academics.

    Our guides rate top evidence-based social and emotional learning programs for preschool through high school students and provide a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of these resources.

    Leaders from CASEL, Committee for Children, IBM, and the Austin and Chicago schools discussed employability skills in a briefing with Congress. Read an article about the event and briefing papers.

    A national survey shows that over 90% of teachers support more social and emotional learning in their schools — and want the additional training needed to help them teach these skills, attitudes, and behaviors.

    A growing body of research from multiple fields documents the positive impact of social and emotional learning on student achievement and behaviors, as well as school climate and culture.

    From Anchorage to Austin, a growing number of school districts are embedding social and emotional learning into their strategic plans, budgets, and core curricula.