Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The following resources share evidenced-based SEL programs as well as specific examples of SEL interventions.


An initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social Emotional Learning as you Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community 
Though there is still much uncertainty about how and when schools will reopen, it is clear that social emotional learning (SEL) will be critical to reengaging students, supporting staff, rebuilding relationships, and creating a foundation for academic learning. Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning created this guide to offer actionable recommendations to help school leadership prepare for the SEL needs of all students and educators.


Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness works toward the goal of changing schools, the workplace, families, and society through kindness by creating free content that promotes kindness towards others and teaches important kindness skills to kids. They offer an evidence-based, free, online curriculum.


Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators who work with young people in K-12. Educators can use these materials to supplement their curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued, and welcome participants.


The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
The Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning leads multiple initiatives and produces high-quality resources to advance and implement social and emotional learning practices and policies.