Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

SEL Research



SEL, Character, Culture & Climate for Student Success

Summary:  This article, “The Essential Convergence of Social-Emotional Learning, Character, and School Culture and Climate for our Students’ Success”, published in Spanish in the Colombian Journal TIPICA (Volume 11, No. 01) speaks to the importance of social-emotional learning and a positive school climate working together to help to ensure student success.

Source: Maurice J. Elias and Danielle P. Ryan, Rutgers University

Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Research, School Culture and Climate, Resources in Spanish



Connecting Social and Emotional Learning to Effective Teaching

Summary: This website  contains a wealth of resources, articles and briefs to assist teachers in understanding Social Emotional Learning and implementing best practices in their classrooms.

Source:  The SEL School, The American Institute for Research, 2014

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Classroom Practice



Social Emotional Learning Pays Off

Summary:  This article summarizes some new research showing the value of Social Emotional Learning.  The research from Columbia University, called “The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning”, quantifies the value of Social Emotional Learning based on a study of six prominent social-emotional interventions.

Source:  Timothy P. Shriver & John N. Bridgeland, Ed Week, February 26, 2015

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Student Achievement



Shaping School Culture

Summary: Share the secrets for success of principals in seven high-achieving, high-poverty urban middle level schools.

Source: By Ali Callicotte Picucci, Amanda Brownson, Rahel Kahlert, and Andy Sobel. Principal Leadership, December 2002

Categories:  School Culture and Climate, SEL Research, SEL 101 Course Resource



School Climate Research Summary – January 2010

Summary: Over the past two decades, researchers and educators have increasingly recognized the importance of K-12 school climate. This summary builds on our 2009 school climate research summary (Cohen, McCabe, Michelli, & Pickeral, 2009) and details how school climate is associated with and/or promotes safety, healthy relationships, engaged learning and teaching and school improvement efforts.

Source: Center for Social and Emotional Education, School Climate Brief, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2010

Categories:  SEL Basics, School Culture and Climate, SEL Research, SEL 101 Course Resource



The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning

Summary:  This article presents findings from a meta-analysis of existing SEL research showing significant gains in social  emotional skills as well as academic performance.

Source: Joseph A. Durlak, Roger P. Weissburg,Weissberg, Allison B. Dymnicki, Rebecca D. Taylor, and Kriston B. Schellinger

Categories:  SEL Research, Social Emotional Skills, Academic Achievement