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Wallace Foundation Social and Emotional Learning Knowledge Center

This website provides access to reports, briefs, and other resources summarizing the growing body of research and best practices for social and emotional learning.

Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning: Next Steps for States

This brief and accompanying report offers recommendations for how state agencies can measure and promote social and emotional learning in their accountability and continuous improvement plans.

Preparing Teachers to Support Social and Emotional Learning

This case study seeks to inform policymakers, practitioners, and teacher educators about the components of a strong social and emotional learning-focused teacher preparation and development program by exploring two examples and outlining implications for policy and practice.

Social and Emotional Learning in the Daily Life of Classrooms

This professional learning module helps regional, state, and district leaders deepen their knowledge and skills for integrating a social and emotional learning emphasis into their policy and planning work; strengthen connections between social and emotional learning, state standards, and teacher evaluation and professional development systems; and learn strategies to support school leaders in guiding teachers to reflect on their own teaching practices and social and emotional competencies.

Social and Emotional Skills for Life and Career: Policy Levers That Focus on the Whole Child

This policy snapshot summarizes existing research about the effects of education on students’ social and emotional skills, identifies important state and district policy considerations for initiating and integrating social and emotional learning into classroom instruction, and presents considerations for preparing and developing teachers and leaders to focus on the whole child.

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: Social/Emotional/Behavioral Practices Research Syntheses

This brief highlights the following four high-leverage practices for K-12 teachers of students with disabilities: establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment; provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior; teach social behaviors; and conduct functional behavioral assessments to develop individual student behavior support plans.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Collaborating States Initiative

This website provides states with resources to build a foundational support plan for social and emotional learning, strengthen adult competencies and capacity, promote social and emotional learning for students, and use data for continuous improvement. States can use these resources to inform their own work, learn how their peers are addressing similar issues through practical examples, and customize materials for their own use.