All learners acquire, demonstrate, and assess the non-academic beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge that are essential for success in their intrapersonal and interpersonal lives.
Social Emotional Learning Resources
The research-to-practice brief, Teaching the Whole Child, from the American Institutes for Research aims to bridge the connection between social emotional learning and the work that educators are already doing. In order to do so, educators need access to tools, supports, and resources on SEL that are integrated into existing teacher evaluation and professional development systems. Using this model reinforces the importance of SEL, avoids overburdening educators by layering on yet another separate initiative, and ensures that teacher evaluation systems reward successful teaching of these SEL competencies.
CASEL, the foremost experts on social emotional learning, have created an interactive and resource rich guide to understanding school-wide SEL. These documented, field-tested, and refined strategies for school-wide SEL will offer newcomers and veterans the opportunity to create classrooms that better serve the whole child and influence school systems leading to positive climate and culture across an entire school community.