Social and Emotional Learning Articles and Books

Bear, G.G., Whitcomb, S.A., Elias, M.J., & Blank, J. (2015). SEL and schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports. In (eds.) J.A. Durlak, C.E. Domitrovich, R.P. Weissberg, & T.P. Gullotta. Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice. NY, NY: Guilford Press.

Bridgeland, J., Bruce, M., & Hariharan, A. (2013). The missing piece: A national survey on how social and emotional learning can empower children and transform schools. Washington, DC: Civic Enterprises.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Safe and sound: An educational leader’s guide to evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. Chicago, IL Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (2010). Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Retrieved from

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2014). What is SEL? Skills and competencies. Chicago, IL: Author. Retrieved from Retrieved from

Denham, S. A., & Brown, C. (2010). "Plays nice with others": Social-emotional learning and academic success. Early Education and Development, 21(5), 651-680. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2010.497450. Retrieved from

Devaney, E., O'Brien, M.U., Resnik, H., Keister, S., & Weissberg, R.P. (2006). Sustainable schoolwide social and emotional learning: Implementation guide and toolkit. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Durlak, J.A., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D., Weissberg, R.P., & Schellinger, K.B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82, 405–432. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x. Retrieved from

Durlak, J.A., & Wells, A.M. (1997). Primary prevention mental health programs for children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 25, 115–152. Retrieved from

Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D. & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The Impact of Enhancing Students' Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions. Child Development, 82: 405–432. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x. Retrieved from

Elias, M. J., Zins, J.E., Weissberg, R.P., Frey, K.S., Greenberg, M.T., Haynes, N.M., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M.E., & Shriver, T.P. (1997). Promoting social and emotional learning: Guidelines for educators. ASCD.

Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O'Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, families, and social and emotional learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families. Chicago and Philadelphia: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success. Retrieved from

Garner, P. W., Duhita, M., Brown, E. L., & Vesely, Colleen K. (2014). Promoting Desirable Outcomes Among Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Children in Social Emotional Learning Programs: a Multilevel Heuristic Model. Educational Psychology Review, doi: 26(1), 165-189. 10.1007/s10648-014-9253-7. Retrieved from

Greenberg, M.T., Weissberg, R.P., O'Brien, M.U., Zins, J.E., Fredericks, L., Resnick, H., et al. (2003). Enhancing school-based prevention and youth development through coordinated social, emotional, and academic learning. American Psychologist, 58, 466–474. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.58.6-7.466 Retrieved from

Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising caring, confident, capable children: What parents and caregivers need to know about social and emotional learning (SEL) and why it deserves your support in school and at home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors. Retrieved from

Jennings, P. A., & Greenberg, M. T. (2009). The prosocial classroom: Teacher social and emotional competence in relation to student and classroom outcomes. Review of educational research, 79(1), 491-525. Retrieved from

McKevitt, B. C. (2012). School psychologists' knowledge and use of evidence-based, social-emotional learning interventions. Contemporary School Psychology (16), 33-.45. Retrieved from'.pdf

Merrell, K. W., & Gueldner, B. A. (2010). Social and emotional learning in the classroom: Promoting mental health and academic success. Guilford Press.

Payton, J., Weissberg, R.P., Durlak, J.A., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D., Schellinger, K.B., & Pachan, M. (2008). The positive impact of social and emotional learning for kindergarten to eighth-grade students: Findings from three scientific reviews (Technical report). Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Retrieved from

Pellegrino, J.W., & Hilton, M.L. (Eds.). (2013). Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from

Schonfeld, D. J., Adams, R. E., Fredstrom, B. K., Weissberg, R. P., Gilman, R., Voyce, C., ... & Speese-Linehan, D. (2014). Cluster-randomized trial demonstrating impact on academic achievement of elementary social-emotional learning. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(3), 406-420.

Sklad, M., Diekstra, R., De Ritter, M., Ben, J., & Gravesteijn, C. (2012). Effectiveness of school‐based universal social, emotional, and behavioral programs: Do they enhance students' development in the area of skill, behavior, and adjustment? Psychology in the Schools, 49(9), 892–909. doi:10.1002/pits.21641

Smith, B. H., & Low, S. (2013). The role of social-emotional learning in bullying prevention efforts. Theory Into Practice, 52, 280-287. (2013). doi: 10.1080/00405841.2013.829731

Weissberg, R. P. & Cascarino, J (2013). Academic learning + social-emotional learning = national priority. Phi Delta Kappan, 95 (2): 8-13. Retrieved from, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C., & Walberg. H. J. (Eds.). (2004). Building academic success on social and emotional learning: What does the research say? New York: Teachers College Press.

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