Develop expertise in academic, social, and emotional learning theory, research, and practice at the central office level.
Key leaders throughout the district must have the expertise to plan, implement and integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) throughout their daily work. Districts must develop this widespread capacity, including knowledge in SEL theory, research, and practice, across many central office leaders from diverse departments to provide guidance and support for school and classroom academic and SEL development. Principals also need this expertise to support school and classroom SEL development in their schools.
- Meta-Analysis of Impact Research on SEL from Child Development. This landmark article summarizes the most important synthesis of research on the impact of SEL programs to date.
- Social and Emotional Learning: Past, Present and Future. The introduction to the Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice, which provides an overview of the field—and how it continues to evolve.
- Social and Emotional Learning Thought Leaders: Impact Summaries. Committee for Children offers a series of essays from a wide range of leaders, including CASEL’s Roger Weissberg and Atlanta superintendent Meria Carstarphen, one of our district partners.