June 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success

    Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success (2010) Merrell, K. W., & Gueldner, B.A. (2010). Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success. New York: Guilford Press. This book provides practical resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K–12 setting. Numerous […]

  • The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development

    The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development (2016) 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. Grounded in research and in the authors’ work with teachers […]

  • PBS News Hour: Kindergartners with Good Social Skills Turn into Successful Adults, Study Finds

    PBS News Hour: Kindergartners with Good Social Skills Turn into Successful Adults, Study Finds (2015) (6 min.) PBS New Hour. (2015). Published July 16, 2015. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/kindergarteners-good-social-skills-turn-successful-adults-study-finds/. This news segment reports on the work of Damon Jones and his colleagues at Penn State University that documented the importance of social and emotional skill development […]

  • Hip-hop(e): Roberto Rivera at TEDxGrandRapids

    Hip-hop(e): Roberto Rivera at TEDxGrandRapids (2014) 19 min. TEDx Grand Rapids. (2016). Published June 16, 2014. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRQ0ffu19iY&feature=share&list=PLsRNoUx8w3rMRD1j7J3weQUV6Q8H__RdF&index=5. Rivera, a leading proponent of the concept of student voice, describes his experience with using hip-hop to engage young people in school.

  • Should Non-cognitive Skills Be Included in School Accountability Systems? Preliminary Evidence from California’s CORE districts

    Should Non-cognitive Skills Be Included in School Accountability Systems? Preliminary Evidence from California’s CORE districts (2016) West, M.R. (2016). Should non-cognitive skills be included in school accountability systems? Preliminary evidence from California’s CORE districts. Brookings Economic Studies: Evidence Speaks Reports, 1(13), March 17, 2016. Retrieved from http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/blogs/2016/03/evidencespeakswest031716.pdf. This article from the Brookings Institution reviews recent […]

  • Establishing Systemic Social and Emotional Learning Approaches in Schools: A Framework for Schoolwide Implementation

    Establishing Systemic Social and Emotional Learning Approaches in Schools: A Framework for Schoolwide Implementation (2016) Oberle, E., Domitrovich, E. 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. Published online Feb. 2, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1125450. Retrieved from […]

  • A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

    A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning (2014) Edutopia. (2014). A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning. San Francisco: Author. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources. This curated list from Edutopia will help parents identify a number of resources including blogs, articles, and videos for parents on fostering social and emotional skills like kindness, […]

  • MyWays: A Next Gen Toolset

    MyWays: A Next Gen Toolset (2016) Next Generation Learning Challenges. (2016). MyWays: A Next Gen Toolset. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://nextgenlearning.org/myways. These online tools were created to help educators and their communities develop and activate answers to Next Gen Learning’s Three Big Questions. The tools are in beta for pilot testing. Next Gen seeks […]

  • NBC Parent Toolkit

    NBC Parent Toolkit NBC. (2016). Parent Toolkit. New York: Author. Retrieved from http://www.parenttoolkit.com/. Drawing from an experienced set of experts in a range of fields, including CASEL’s Roger Weissberg, this website provides developmental markers at each age/stage, with guidance for parents on how to support each aspect of development. The site provide resources in the […]

  • Measuring MESH: Student and Teacher Surveys Created for the CORE Districts

    Measuring MESH: Student and Teacher Surveys Created for the CORE Districts (2016) Transforming Education. (2016). Measuring MESH: Student and Teacher Surveys Crated for the CORE Districts. Boston: Author. Retrieved from http://www.transformingeducation.org/measuringmesh/. Transforming Education developed this downloadable guide and set of tools to assess students’ social and emotional development in partnership with the California CORE districts, […]