Teacher SEL Resources

The following is a curated list of resources by CASEL that focus on social and emotional learning for teachers. Please explore these resources to learn about a range of topics, such as teacher perceptions of how SEL can help to develop successful students, effective classroom practices to promote SEL, and the importance of SEL skills for teachers to promote these competencies in their students and manage stressful working conditions. The SEL in the Classroom section of our website also provides an overview, as does CASEL’s District Resource Center’s professional development module, library of teacher resources, and more.

Articles and Book Chapters

Greenberg, M. T., Brown J. L. & Abenavoli, R.M. (2016). Teacher stress and health effects on teachers, students, and schools. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center: Pennsylvania State University.
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Jones, S. M., Bouffard, S. M., & Weissboard, R. (2013). Educators’ social and emotional skills vital to learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 94, 62-65.
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Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2017). Social and emotional learning and teachers. Future of Children, 27(1), 137-156.
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Weaver, L., & Wilder, M. (2013). The 5 dimensions of engaged teaching: A practical guide for educators. (Chapter 1: “Engaged teaching”, pp. 7-20). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
Article available for purchase.

Wentzel, K. R., & Brophy, J. E. (2014). Motivating students to learn. (4rd Edition). New York: Routledge.
Article available for purchase.


Books

Elias, M. J., & Arnold, H. (Eds.). (2006). The educator’s guide to emotional intelligence and academic achievement: Social-emotional learning in the classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Book available for purchase from publisher.

Marzano, R. J., Marzano, J. S., & Pickering, D. J. (2003). Classroom management that works: Research-based strategies for every teacher. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Book available for purchase from publisher. Specific chapters available for free.


Reports and Briefs

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. Civic Enterprises with Hart Research Associates.
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Dusenbury, L., Calin, S., Domitrovich, C., & Weissberg, R. P. (2015). What does evidence-based instruction in social and emotional learning actually look like in practice? A brief on findings from CASEL’s program reviews. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
View the brief.

Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Kitil, M. J., & Hanson-Peterson, J. (2017). To reach the students, teach the teachers: A national scan of teacher preparation and social and emotional learning. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia.
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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 & Leaders.
View the article.


Videos

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl summarizes recent research. 10 minutes.

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (2012). Recent research on science behind social and emotional learning. Published December 17, 2012. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOL-Rn0QtEw
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This video from Edutopia discusses five core competencies that are key to social and emotional learning and classroom related practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.

Edutopia (2013). Published May 1, 2013. 5 keys to successful social and emotional learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/keys-social-emotional-learning-video
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Web Sites

American Institutes for Research (2017). Center on great teachers and learners: Social and emotional learning in the daily life of classrooms. Retrieved from http://www.gtlcenter.org/technical-assistance/professional-learning-modules/social-and-emotional-learning-daily-life-classrooms
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The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin (2017). Inside mathematics: Social and emotional learning through mathematics. Retrieved from http://www.insidemathematics.org/common-core-resources/mathematical-practice-standards/social-and-emotional-mathematics-learning
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Edutopia (2017). Social and emotional learning. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning
View the web page.