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Two years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, committed to a districtwide CARE for Kids program; now, the positive results are rolling in.

Combining social and emotional learning with literacy lessons in daily advisory meetings helps students build strong positive relationships and listening skills

The director of Rutgers University's Social and Emotional Learning Lab talks about why SEL should be an integral part of academic life. Do you think social and emotional learning should play a larger role in education?

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the brain. Read more about the topic, including how to use social and emotional learning to stop bullying, on our Edutopia website: http://www.edutopia.org/social-emotio...

Social and emotional intelligence must be developed in children before any other learning can effectively take place.

Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) programs can help schools engage their students and improve achievement. Explore the classroom practices that make up the best and most effective SEL programs.

The author of Emotional Intelligence speaks on the value of social and emotional learning.

In school districts from New Haven to Anchorage, social and emotional skills are being taught and assessed just like skills in math and reading.

It's not enough to simply fill students' brains with facts. A successful education demands that their character be developed as well. That's where social and emotional learning comes in. SEL is the process of helping students develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflict nonviolently, and make responsible decisions. Although family, community, and society are significant factors in fostering emotional intelligence and character development, educators must create a safe, supportive learning environment and integrate SEL into the curriculum.

Kentucky's Jefferson County Public Schools are using an initiative for social and emotional education to help students become better learners while developing the skills necessary to become self-aware, caring, and connected to others.

Through a mosaic of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe, supportive space and ensures that students are ready and available for deeper learning.

The president of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) discusses the effects of social and emotional learning on academic achievement.Roger Weissberg's interview was recorded on December 10, 2007, at the CASEL Forum, an event in New York City that brought together seventy-five global leaders in education and related fields to raise awareness about social and emotional learning (SEL) and introduce important scientific findings related to SEL.

"How social and emotional learning makes a difference in reducing negative behaviors and improving academic achievement."--Container.