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    The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development (2016)

    Grounded in research and in the authors’ work with teachers and administrators, this book offers guidance on retooling report cards to better reflect the whole child, integrating SEL and character development into any schoolwide or districtwide grading system. Resources include guided exercises for analyzing existing report cards, samples and suggested report card designs, tips on improving communication with parents, case studies highlighting common challenges, and testimonials from teachers and students.


    Elias, M. J., Ferrito, J. J., & Moceri, D. C. (2016). The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students’ Social, Emotional, and Character Development. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin Press.



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    Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice (2015)

    This comprehensive and definitive handbook covers all aspects of research, practice, and policy related to social and emotional learning. The editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. The Handbook explores the conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success, mental health, and overall well-being, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.


    Durlak, J. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Weissberg, R. P., & Gullotta, T. P. (Eds.). (2015). Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice. New York: Guilford Press.



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    Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success (2010)

    This book provides practical resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K–12 setting. Numerous examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of SEL in supporting students’ mental health, behavior, and academic performance. The book offers a variety of tools and strategies for promoting and monitoring SEL implementation in schools.


    Merrell, K. W., & Gueldner, B.A. (2010). Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success. New York: Guilford Press.



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    The Handbook of School-Family Partnerships (2010)

    This comprehensive review surveys the evidence about the effects of home-school partnerships on student and school achievement. It provides a brief history of home-school partnerships, presents evidence-based practices for working with families across developmental stages, and provides an agenda for future research and policy.


    Christensen, S.L. & Reschly, A.L. (2010). The Handbook of School-Family Partnerships for Promoting Social Competence. New York: Routledge.



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    Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning — What Does the Research Say? (2004)

    In this groundbreaking book published by Teachers College Press, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success — specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student academic learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of social-emotional learning programs.


    Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C. & Walberg, H. J (Eds.). (2004). Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning—What Does the Research Say? New York: Teachers College Press.



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    Promoting Social and Emotional Learning – Guidelines for Educators (1997)

    The first major work to define and describe social and emotional learning, distributed by ASCD, provides sound principles for meeting the challenge of fostering knowledgeable, responsible, and caring students. Multiple authors and experts in the field are represented.


    Elias, M. J., Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Frey, K.S., Greenberg, M.T., Haynes, N.M., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M.E., & Shriver, T.P. (1997). Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.