Social-Emotional Learning

Fostering School Success with Standards for Nonacademic Skills

Growing evidence highlights the importance of teaching social and emotional skills alongside academic skills for students’ success throughout their education and beyond. Although social and emotional skills are frequently tied to early education standards, they are often left out of the standards for elementary, middle, and high school. As a result, many states have encountered roadblocks in aligning early learning standards with those for K–12.

New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology

To succeed in college and the 21st century workforce, students need more than traditional academic skills. Students need skills in communication, collaboration, and problem solving, which are developed through social-emotional learning (SEL). This report from the World Economic Forum provides an overview on the benefits and best practices of SEL and how education technology can foster SEL and 21st century skills. It describes the challenges of using education technology to foster SEL and provides some promising solutions and opportunities for SEL in the future. 

Connecting Educators and SEL

Are you incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into your curriculum – or wondering about the best way to do so? Do you have advice or tips for other educators based on your experience? Do you have questions for your colleagues about SEL in the classroom? We want to hear from you!

Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition

The CASEL Guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional (SEL) programs and applies this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs. Finally, it offers recommendations for future priorities to advance SEL research and practice.

Future-Ready: Connecting Social-Emotional Learning and Employability Skills in the 21st Century Classroom

Join us for Connected Educators Month, where the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) will demonstrate how to integrate employability skills into classroom practice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about employability skills, use them in the classroom, and then discuss lessons learned.

Employability Skills for All Classrooms

To meet the demands of the 21st century workplace, today’s students need to master more than traditional academic skills. Future jobs will increasingly require employability skills – mastery of technology, problem-solving and communication skills, and the ability to work as a team and apply knowledge to new situations.

College and Career Success Through Lifelong Learning Skills

At a time when rigorous content standards and evaluations of teacher and student performance are on the rise, it is especially pertinent and critical to ensure that teachers and education leaders attend to the foundation for learning and working. Education researchers have identified the components of that foundation as a collection of skills commonly referred to as Lifelong Learning Skills.

Lifelong Learning Skills for College and Career Readiness: Considerations for Education Policy

Lifelong Learning Skills (LLS) provide the foundation for learning and working. They broadly support student thinking, self-management, and social interaction, enabling the pursuit of education and career goals. Collectively, LLS are the means by which students master academic content and translate knowledge into action.


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