Education Policy and Advocacy

6 Social-Emotional Learning Resources to Jumpstart Your Work in 2020

Recently, social-emotional learning (SEL) has caught a lot of buzz among education leaders as a way of enabling students to be more successful inside and outside of the classroom and among business leaders as a way to address the severe skills gap many employers are currently facing. America Succeeds recently released several resources around SEL –  Introduction to SEL, The Business Case for SEL, The Case for Social-Emotional Learning eBook, and this blog post.

We’re not the only ones who have been talking about SEL – we’ve rounded up 6 additional resources to help you dive deeper and think about ways to weave SEL into your work:

1. The Aspen Institute – From a Nation At Risk to a Nation at Hope 

Drawing on input from over 200 scientists, youth and parent groups, educators, and policymakers, The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development released this report to accelerate and strengthen efforts to support the whole learner in local communities through recommendations for researchers, educators, and policymakers. 

2. Committee for Children – How Social-Emotional Learning Helps Children Succeed in School, the Workplace, and Life

This eBook gathers thought leaders’ views on why social and personal competencies are critical and will be even more necessary in the future. 

3. CRPE – Mind the Gap: Will All Students Benefit from 21st Century Learning?

This report addresses SEL and soft skills from an equity perspective and is followed by a set of recommendations for funders, policymakers, and practitioners to ensure all students are prepared to thrive in the workforce. 

4. Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development – Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills 

This report presents a synthesis of OECD’s empirical work that aims at identifying the types of social and emotional skills that drive children’s future outcomes.

5. RAND Corporation – Support for Social-Emotional Learning is Widespread: Principals and Teachers Give Insight Into How They Value, Address, and Measure It, and Which Supports They Need

The RAND Corporation has developed an entire division devoted to social and emotional learning and released this research brief on the teacher and principal perspective on how to get it right. 

6. The Social & Emotional Learning Exchange 2020

Hosted by CASEL, the Social & Emotional Learning Exchange is a national gathering for all those seeking to understand, experience and apply the latest developments in social-emotional learning. In addition, the SEL Exchange is also offering a free monthly webinar series that highlights the most well-attended sessions from the inaugural 2019 SEL Exchange and elevates key SEL topics that will be central to the 2020 conference. 

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