Social Emotional Learning

Stories, faculty specialties, degree offerings, and professional development programs on topics spanning the development of a wide range of emotional and social capacities, executive function skills, and noncognitive skills

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Building Strong Community Partnerships and Schools

A roadmap for finding champions and collaborators in your city or district

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Embracing Learning Through Play

Pink, Blue, and Rainbow Hearts on Stands

Creating Trans-Inclusive Schools

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How to Support Your Child’s Digital Life

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Navigating SEL for Teens

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What Do Immigrant Students Need? It Isn't Just ELL

A Curriculum for Changing the World

Navigating Social-Emotional Learning Globally

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The Art of Talking With Children

Ten ways to jumpstart conversations with kids that will help them bounce back from challenges

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The Move to Make Early Childcare Better — for Kids and Teachers

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School Culture and Bullying

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A Look at the Lack of Basic Nurturing Care Worldwide for Preschoolers

Maureen Bunney

The Might of Playful Learning

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Navigating Trauma — for Teachers and Learners

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Use Your Words, Not Your Hands

Jigyasa Labroo

Every Child Has a Voice

Building social-emotional learning skills through the arts

The Clear Value of Preschool

Our Earliest Learners — and Their Caregivers

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Gratitude Is More Than Just Saying Thank You

Wendy Wei

Early Predictors of Long-term Success

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Back to School - Moving Forward from Here

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Happy Students Are Motivated Students

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My Get Up and Go Got Up and Went

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Making Schools More Human

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Tools Help Schools in India With SEL During COVID

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The Intellectual Lives of Children

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Fostering Whole-School Wellness in a Pandemic

Applying social-emotional learning strategies to support entire school communities through challenges and change

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Rebuilding for a New Normal

A new report provides guidance for promoting trauma-responsive schools during the pandemic

Schoolwide SEL to Prevent Bullying

Schoolwide SEL to Prevent Bullying

Developing a school culture that prioritizes the social-emotional wellbeing of every student (and adult)

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A Bully-Free Culture

Hadas Eidelman

Hadas Eidelman

Josephine Kim

Josephine M. Kim

Adriana Umaña Taylor

Adriana Janette Umana-Taylor

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Mental Health in Schools: Building Systems of Care

Learn to cultivate a school-wide community of wellness using evidence-based support systems.

Shawn Ginwright

Shawn Ginwright

Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Gretchen Brion-Meisels

Dana McCoy

Dana Charles McCoy

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie M. Jones

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Bertrand Schneider

Jacqueline Zeller

Jacqueline Zeller

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Early Childhood

Prepares you for a variety of roles within the early childhood education sector.

Noah Heller

Noah Heller

Martin West

Martin West

Dean's Office

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Arts and Learning

Helps you explore the integral role the arts play across art forms, age groups, and learning environments.

Huan-Tang Lu

Huan-Tang Lu

Paul Harris

Paul L. Harris

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd

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Human Development and Education

Prepares you to understand and support the development of learners of all ages and their communities. Offers the School Counseling Licensure Pathway.

Liao Cheng

Houman Harouni

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Explore SEL

Introducing the official launch of Explore SEL, a site designed as a navigator for the field of social and emotional learning.

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Social-Emotional Learning Roundtable

Learn more about a recent policy roundtable discussion on social and emotional learning in crisis-affected contexts.

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Kernels of Practice

Learn about new kernels of practice being piloted by the EASEL Lab, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out

Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out

Learn more about our new report, a practical resource for schools and out-of-school time providers.

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Brain Games

Learn more about this innovative set of teacher-led activities that focus on executive function.

Summary Table of Measures

Executive Function Mapping Project Measures Compendium

Read the resource that provides information on measures of executive function and other regulation-related skills.

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Coping with Changes:

In a new online course, the LEGO Foundation explores how we as adults can support our children to cope with change.

The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory, led by Dr. Stephanie Jones of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explores the effects of high-quality social-emotional interventions on the development and achievement of children, youth, teachers, parents, and communities. Our work takes place in applied settings (e.g., schools and communities), and we employ a combination of rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how particular configurations of and transactions between individuals, their social groups, the settings in which they interact, and broader social contexts influence human development.

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Navigating SEL for Teens

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Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

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Social and Emotional Learning in the Spotlight

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  1. Missouri education board makes social-emotional learning optional amid confusion

  2. State Board of Education discuss implementing social, emotional learning in Missouri classrooms

  3. First-ever study on social, emotional development for unhoused students

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