Adult SEL Resources

This curated list of references provides information about adult social and emotional learning (SEL). The material covers the role of adults in developing social and emotional competence to create a supportive classroom and school climate. Resources also covers how to model social and emotional skills young people can emulate and support for adults to manage their own emotions, stress, and job satisfaction.

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 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Jennings, P. A., & Frank, J. L. (2015). Inservice preparation for educators. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp. 422-437). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
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Jennings, P.A., & Greenberg, M. T. (2009). The prosocial classroom: Teacher social and emotional competence in relation to student and classroom outcomes. Review of Educational Research, 79, 491-525.
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Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015.
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Patti, J., Senge, P., Madrazo, C., & Stern, R. S. (2015). Developing socially, emotionally, and cognitively competent school leaders and learning communities. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp. 438-552). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
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Schonert-Reich, K. A., Hanson-Peterson, J. L., & Hymel, S. (2015). SEL and preservice teacher education. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp. 406-421). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
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Reports

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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Videos

This Edutopia video explores classroom practices that make up the best and most effective SEL programs. (6 mins)
5 keys to social and emotional learning success. Retrieved on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqNn9qWoO1M
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Roberto Rivera, a collaborator researcher studying the intersection of SEL, culturally relevant pedagogy, and youth voice, describes his experience with using hip-hop to engage young people in school. (19 mins)
Hip-Hop(e): TEDx Grand Rapids. (2016). Published June 16, 2014. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/
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