What is SEL?

SEL in Action




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 74: Why states should focus more on school climate under ESSA. https://t.co/WqbHV3gKIC

    Frank Porter Graham Center (N.C.): Federal report recommends teaching self-regulation in schools. https://t.co/AkgVV70KHb

    Education Dive: Fiction has a significant role in social and emotional learning. https://t.co/DFoYpsAq9K

  • Featured News & Resources

    In the aftermath of the 2016 election Creating a Safe Environment for Learning is especially important. View our new page with resources on how to help students deal with stressful times.
    Free Webinar, Wed. Nov. 30, 3-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Bringing Social and Emotional Learning to the Forefront: What Happens When Districts Prioritize SEL?Register here.

    Oakland schools superintendent Antwan Wilson chosen for Washington, D.C. schools. Read more.
    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.
    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 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.