Social Emotional Learning Skills

What is Social Emotional Learning Skills?

SEL 3 Signature Playbook

The SEL 3 Signature Practices were developed in response to these commonly heard questions: “But what does SEL LOOK like?” and “How can we start doing SEL right now?” Educators and providers understood and believed in the power of SEL, but sought clarity about how to demonstrate and observe SEL in action during the school day and beyond.

The SEL 3 Signature Practices are one tool for fostering a supportive environment and promote SEL. They intentionally and explicitly help build a habit of practices through which students and adults enhance their SEL skills. While not an SEL curriculum, these practices are one concrete example of a way to help people understand and practice the goals of an overall systemic SEL implementation plan.

SEL Curriculm at Hughson Unified School District

Harmony is a social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.

Strong Kids programs in light of recent advances in research, theory, and science of implementation in the field of social and emotional learning "SEL". Strong Kids efforts to create an effective, user-friendly, and practical mental health promotion program, coupled with the real-world experience and feedback we gained over nearly 20 years of research and development and use, have convinced us that the Strong Kids curriculum has much to offer and can be a valuable tool for facilitating SEL, promoting resilience, and teaching coping skills.

Useful SEL Books

Useful SEL Websites

Greater Good in Education offers free research-based and informed strategies and practices for the social, emotional, and ethical development of students, for the well-being of the adults who work with them, and for cultivating positive school cultures.

Common Sense Education supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Our innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. ​Schools everywhere rely on our free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. Our vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students.

CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Our work is critical at a time when educators, parents, students, and employers increasingly recognize the value of SEL. Together, we are united in our call for schools to educate the whole child, equipping students for success in school and in life.

The Allstate Foundation believes that SEL skills like resilience, empathy, and teamwork should be part of every young person’s education – whether in the classroom, after school, or at home.

We give students, educators and families access to evidence-based programs and curriculum that foster the five core SEL competencies, as well as the opportunity to build these skills through volunteer and service-related programs. Combined, SEL and service-learning enable our future leaders to build confidence, empathy and resilience to achieve their hopes and dreams.

Committee for Children has advocated for policies to enhance, gathered research to support, and developed educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL).

Committee for Children are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit best known for our innovative social-emotional learning curriculum, Second Step. Our programs blend research and rigor with intuitive design, empowering children with skills to help them realize their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives.

This is a virtual space that understands the needs of teachers and the importance of resilient educators. With content and resources created by real educators with real experience.

Explore topics like inclusive education, instructional design, STEM and STEAM, trauma and resilience, early childhood education, and other teaching concepts. Most importantly, you’ll find resources gathered by passionate people who believe education can change lives—and that the health and safety of our students is a critical part of education.