Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

SEL Research

11

Jan

Gaming

How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness

Summary:  This blog addresses how students’ interest in gaming can contribute to social-emotional learning and help to prepare students for a variety of careers.  SEL will also be important considering the great number of students who will eventually be employed in jobs that do not yet exist today.

Source:  Maurice Elias, Edutopia, January 6, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Student Engagement

6

Jan

Fiction Has Significant Role in Social Emotional Learning

Summary:  This article explores the importance of reading fiction in helping students understand characters and their motivations, relationships, and emotions by simulating the character’s experiences in relation to the story.  The study goes on to say that this same experience does not come with reading non-fiction which has other benefits.

Source:  Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education DIVE, January 4, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Relationships

20

Nov

Student CIrcle

How Are Districts Measuring Progress on SEL?

Summary: This article reports on three schools districts in California, Texas, and Illinois that are tracking social-emotional learning.  They value the impact that SEL has on students and leaders from these three districts participated in a recent webinar sponsored by Education Week and Panorama Education reporting on their experiences in tracking SEL data.

Source: Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education DIVE, November 14, 2016

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Assessment Tools

5

Nov

ED Week Spotlight

Download Education Week’s Spotlight On SEL

Summary:  Education Week is offering a Spotlight PDF on Social Emotional Learning.  It contains a number of articles which  cover various aspects of the topic.  You can access the sign-up page from the link provided below.

Source: Various Authors, Education Week, November 2016

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research

3

Nov

Happy kids

Positive School Climates May Help Narrow Achievement Gaps, Analysis Finds

Summary:  This article reports on the results of an analysis of 76 school climate research studies which found that there was a strong correlation between positive school climate and student achievement.  The results also suggest that school with positive climates have narrower achievement gaps.

Source:  Evie Blad, Education Week, November 1, 2016

Categories:  School Culture and Climate, SEL Basics, SEL Research, Educational Equity

28

Oct

Classroom

School Climate Is Key to Teacher Retention, Student Achievement

Summary:  This article explores the results of a study conducted in middle schools in NYC which showed the importance of school culture in supporting both student achievement and teacher retention.  A culture of continuous improvement supports the idea of the growth mindset for both teachers and students.

Source:  Gillian Kiley, phys.org, October 26, 2016

Categories:  School Culture and Climate, SEL Basics, SEL Research, Mindset

26

Oct

Social and Emotional Learning Explained: How SEL Helps Students in College, Career, and Life

Summary:  Social and emotional learning (SEL) develops people’s ability to make successful life choices, to achieve academically, and to be college and career ready. In this video, Nick Yoder, AIR senior technical assistance consultant, explains how SEL can help students and what research says about its effectiveness.

Source:  Nick Yoder, American Institute for Research, October 24, 2016

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, School Culture and Climate

4

Oct

Happy Students

New Effort to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Summary:  This article reports on a new initiative to promote a new vision of student achievement and success which includes social-emotional learning as a key component.  The commission will be co-chaired by three familiar names to those active in the social-emotional learning field: Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University professor and the president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute; John Engler, the president of the Business Roundtable and a former three-term governor of Michigan; and Timothy Shriver, the co-founder and chairman of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, and chairman of the Special Olympics.

Source:  Evie Blad, Education Week, October 4, 2016

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, School Culture and Climate

2

Sep

rock stack

Where Mindfulness Education Fits in Schools

Summary:  This article reports on work done in Illinois, the first state to require social-emotional learning in all of its schools, to look more carefully at the impact of mindfulness on primary grade students in 16 schools in Chicago.  This will be a two-year study, so results will not be available until 2018.

Source: Tara Garcia Matthewson, Education DIVE, August 31, 2016

Categories: Mindfulness, SEL Basics, SEL Research

30

Aug

Standards

States to Partner on Social-Emotional Learning Standards

Summary:  This article reports on the states who have been selected to partner with CASEL in the development of Social Emotional Learning Standards.  The participating states are California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington.

Source:  Evie Blad, Education Week, August 23, 2016

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, SEL Standards