Making the Case for Social-Emotional Learning Programs

Listed below are  links to some of the many research findings on the importance and impact of social-emotional learning for students. This kind of instruction has been shown to:

  • enhance students’ academic performance
  • alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • decrease problematic behaviors in and out of school
  • increase resilience

Please browse the information and let us know if you’ve found any other studies that show how vital SEL is for our kids.

National Association of School Psychologists report

Huffington Post article on mindfulness

NBC News report on meditation in San Francisco schools

ABC News report

Compilation of research on SEL by the Greater Good Center at UC Berkeley

Edutopia SEL research compilation