The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning

This article provides parents with clear guidelines for making social and emotional learning an important aspect of their parenting. It is the first article resulting from a collaboration on "Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning" with experts Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL, Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh, and Jennifer Miller, Author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids and Contributor to NBC's Parent Toolkit.

Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015. 

What Are The Key Features Of High-Quality Standards For SEL?

A handout developed in conjunction with the CASEL State Scan of SEL standards. Includes numerous links to examples of standards and practices in selected states.

APA citation: Dusenbury, L. (2014). What are the key features of high-quality standards for SEL? Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

State Standards to Advance Social and Emotional Learning

This brief summarizes recent findings from CASEL’s State Scan, which reviewed the research literature on learning standards generally to identify key components of high-quality standards and assessed the status of each state in developing well-articulated learning standards for SEL, preschool through high school. The brief also provides recommendations to support development of high-quality SEL standards, including examples from states identified as part of CASEL’s State Scan. Concludes with a discussion of CASEL’s plans for advancing high-quality standards for SEL nationwide.

APA citation: Dusenbury, L., Weissberg, R. P., Goren, P., & Domitrovich, C. (2014). State standards to advance social and emotional learning: Findings from state scan of social and emotional learning standards, preschool through high school, 2014. Chicago: Collaborative, for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority

This article by CASEL's Roger Weissberg and Jason Cascarino appeared in the October 2013 issue of Phi Delta Kappan. The theme of the issue was social and emotional learning.

APA citation: Weissberg, R. P. & Cascarino, J (2013). Academic learning + social-emotional learning = national priority. Phi Delta Kappan, 95 (2): 8-13.

Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth

The purpose of this report, from the Raikes Foundation, is to review the existing assessment tools used to measure social and emotional well-being of middle school youth. Educators are concerned with the social and emotional well-being of the youth they serve. Because of this, many schools are implementing various Social- Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula to address the social and emotional needs of their students.

APA Citation: Haggerty, K., Elgin, J., & Woolley, A. (2011). Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth. Seattle: Social Development Research Group, University of Washington Commissioned by the Raikes Foundation. 

Teaching The Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support Social And Emotional Learning In Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks

This report provides an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL) and how it is relevant to a variety of student academic outcomes. It provides a detailed description of teaching practices that promote student competencies and links these practices to current professional teaching frameworks.

APA Citation: Yoder, N. (2014) Teaching the whole child: Instructional practices that support social and emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. 

Aligning Preschool through High School Social and Emotional Learning Standards - A Critical And Doable Next Step

This brief calls for an alignment of birth to preschool and K-12 state standards for social and emotional learning. It presents overviews of SEL competencies and state standards and includes examples of aligned SEL standards in two states, Illinois and Pennsylvania, that have been leaders for the field. The brief concludes with recommendations for aligning SEL and academic standards and guidelines for the development of state standards for SEL generally. 

APA Citation: Zinsser, K. M., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. (2013). Aligning preschool through high school social and emotional learning standards: A critical and doable next step. Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools

The central message of this report is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success in school, work, and life.

APA Citation: Civic Enterprises., Bridgeland, J., Bruce, M., & Hariharan, (2013). The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Chicago: Author.

Educators’ Social And Emotional Skills Vital To Learning

This article focuses on social and emotional learning in teachers. It describes promising interventions for promoting teacher competencies and strategies educators can use to promote SEL in their students. 

APA Citation: Jones, S. M., Bouffard, S. M., & Weissboard, R. (2013). Educators’ social and emotional skills vital to learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(8), 62-65.

Improving College And Career Readiness By Incorporating Social And Emotional Learning

This issue brief was written to assist state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. The brief provides a short description of  what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice.

APA Citation: Dymnicki, A., Sambolt, M., & Kidron, Y. (2013). Improving college and career readiness by incorporating social and emotional learning. Washington DC: American Institutes for Research College & Career Readiness and Success Center.

2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Preschool and Elementary School Edition)

The 2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Preschool and Elementary Edition). Provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based SEL programs. It uses this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.

APA Citation: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2012). 2013 CASEL guide: Effective social and emotional learning programs—Preschool and elementary school edition. Chicago, IL: Author.

Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies

This report provides an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools. It argues for going beyond programatic approaches to a strategy that integrates SEL into all aspects of educational practice, including academic instruction and school climate. 

APA Citation: Jones, S. M., & Bouffard, S. M. (2012). Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies. Social Policy Report. Volume 26, Number 4. Society for Research in Child Development.

Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices To Promote Social And Emotional Development Are Effective

The purpose of this brief is to summarize the findings from our research review, 
which indicated that afterschool programs that follow four evidence-based practices 
are successful in promoting young people’s personal and social development (Durlak, 
Weissberg, & Pachan, 2010).

APA Citation: Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2013). Afterschool programs that follow evidence-based practices to promote social and emotional development are effective. In T. K. Peterson (Ed.), Expanding minds and opportunities: Leveraging the power of afterschool and summer learning for student success (pp. 194-198). Collaborative Communications Group, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.expandinglearning.org/

7 Compelling Reasons Why Illinois School Leaders are Putting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to Work in Their Schools

Trifold brochure summarizing the Illinois social and emotional learning standards and encouraging educators and others to follow up with training and other resources provided by the authors.

APA Citation: Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). 7 compelling reasons why illinois school leaders are putting social and emotional learning (SEL) to work in their schools. Chicago, Springfield: Authors.

School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth

This article defines social and emotional learning, describes the five essential SEL competencies, and presents ways that schools can involve parents in supporting SEL in their children.

APA Citation: Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-family partnership strategies to enhance children’s social, emotional, and academic growth. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc

 

The Impact Of Enhancing Students’ Social And Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis Of School-Based Universal Interventions

This review of 213 studies of school-based social and emotional learning programs was published in the January 2011 issue of Child Development and has become one of the most important and frequently cited documents in the SEL field.

APA Citation: Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D. & Schellinger, K. B. (2011), The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82: 405–432.

Social and Emotional Learning for Illinois Students: Policy, Practice and Progress - How Illinois SEL Standards Came To Be And What The State Has Learned Through Putting Them Into Practice

Presents background and updates on implementation of social and emotional learning statewide in Illinois, including the implementation of the nation’s first comprehensive K-12 standards and benchmarks for SEL.

APA Citation: Gordon, R., Ji, P. Mulhall, P., Shaw, B., & Weissberg, R.P. (2011). Social and emotional learning for Illinois students: Policy, practice and progress. In: The Illinois Report: 2011. Urbana, IL: Institute for Government and Public Affairs.