Research and Academics

SEL is based in science and improves academic performance 

“SEL programs appear to have as great a long-term impact on academic growth as has been found for programs designed specifically to support academic learning.”

Researchers Joseph Mahoney, Joseph Durlak, and Roger Weissberg in 
An update on social and emotional learning outcome research article

SEL supports academics in the classroom now and prepares our students for employment in the future! 
Some top resources here: 

CASEL published this Making a Case for SEL Powerpoint 
CASE (CA Association of Science Educators) published a position statement about SEL & Science, which includes cited resources new webpage on Mental Health Education

National Health Education and SEL Competencies Crosswalk from SHAPE America (click here to download the PE and SEL Crosswalk)

SEL and Workforce Preparation
Educating Future Ready Students
Safe Spaces: Foundations of Trauma-Informed Practice for Educational and Care Settings | OSG

free SEL related courses from The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). The content is designed for both individual and group learning, with facilitation guides, slides, articles, and videos. To access the content, create an account on

Preparing for a meeting or your lesson plans? See the Signature Practices Playbook for easy to use strategies to engage at the start, end, and throughout your meeting/class.