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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School [downloadable]

SEL brief elementary schoolSocial and Emotional Learning in Elementary School, produced by Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the evidence of successful, universal SEL programs and practices used to support social and emotional development in students during the elementary years (K-5).
This is one of a series of briefs addressing the need for research, practice and policy on social and emotional learning. The series will cover how teachers, parents, schools and others can help support the social emotional learning of students.

Key Findings

  • SEL programs can promote academic achievement and healthy, positive behaviors.
  • SEL is critical to students success and shows a positive return on investment.
  • Effective programs address everything from individual student instruction to overall school climate.
  • They are also evidence-based, are improved by partnering with families, are culturally and linguistically sensitive, and include teacher training.

Download a PDF of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary School.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary School  published April 2017

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