Edutopia on service-learning

A high school makes real-life connections for its students through service-learning. (Dec. 2016) Learn more.

Massachusetts coalition

ExSEL—Excellence through Social-Emotional Learning—is a statewide coalition of school and district leaders. (Dec. 2016) Learn more.


Why caring adults are so important for kids. (Dec. 2016) Learn more.


5-minute film festival explores how to promote growth mindset. (Nov. 2016) View videos.

America’s Promise

Voices and views from young people in five cities. (Nov. 2016) Read more.

Cornerstone for Teachers

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more. (Nov. 2016). Read more.

ASCD Policy Priorities: A bright future for SEL.

ASCD quarterly publication focuses on social and emotional learning. (Fall 2016) Learn more.

A new initiative from Random Acts of Kindness and Discovery Education

“Discover kindness in the classroom.” (Nov. 2016) Learn more.


NSBA publishes college/career toolkit

The National School Boards Assn. offers a toolkit for college and career readiness. Goal: Build the human potential of each student. (Nov. 2016) Learn more.


National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development fact sheet

Offers a quick overview of why SEL is important. (Nov. 2016). Download the fact sheet.

From Education First:

Blog — Social and Emotional Learning in Action. (Nov. 2016). Learn more.

From Edutopia:

A special feature on the assessment of social and emotional learning. Read Maurice Elias’s blog about how to measure SEL. Read Susanne Deham’s guide to SEL assessment resources.

New book:

The Other Side of the Report Card–Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development. Read more.

Ready to Be Counted

New report makes a powerful case for SEL  based on a wide body of research. Download the report.

From AIR

How after-school programs can support employability through social and emotional learning. Read more.

From America’s Promise:

A profile of school dropouts’ competencies based on the CASEL framework. Read more.

New article

On how to implement Illinois early learning standards to affect social and emotional learning. Read more.

PBS News Hour:

Penn State study on the importance of teaching social-emotional skills in kindergarten.

Yale’s Marc Brackett

Writes about teaching emotional intelligence to teenagers in the <strong>Harvard Business Review. Read more.

From Stanford:

How SEL Changed Three Urban High Schools. Read more.