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December 2019
Video: SEL for Parents
As students spend time with their families during the holidays, ’tis the season to help parents and caregivers better understand what SEL is… and what they can do at home to help their children practice their SEL skills. Short videos in English and Spanish
The 74 Interview with CASEL CEO Karen Niemi
CASEL President and CEO Karen Niemi discusses how to sustain high-quality SEL, the appropriate role for social-emotional competence assessment, and the importance of adult SEL.
Announcing the 2020 SEL Exchange
Mark your calendars: The 2020 SEL Exchange will be October 14-16, 2020. Keep an eye out for the call for sessions on January 31, join us monthly for an SEL Exchange webinar series, and subscribe to stay up to date on the latest.
Quantifying the Benefits of SEL
Need help making the case for implementing an SEL program in your school? A new brief unpacks the potential impact on a student body over time when a school offers an SEL program compared to when it does not offer such a program.
How to Keep SEL on Track
A panel of advocates and scholars including CASEL Board Chair, Tim Shriver, discussed how the SEL movement can succeed over the long term. Among the recommendations: focus on quality implementation, listen closely to local parents and teachers, follow the research, and engage a variety of perspectives that may have been excluded from previous school reform discussions . Watch the two-hour video from the American Enterprise Institute.
Download and Share: SEL Snapshot
Worth Reading
This Month

Confident Parents, Confident Kids . A new book by Jennifer Miller. | More

Does Supporting Teachers’ Well-Being Improve Student Outcomes? Research from the University of Virginia. | More

Florida Teacher’s Kindness Squad Spreads Joy, Prevents Bullying, and Teaches SEL. The 74. | More

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Academic Performance: A Meta-Analysis . Psychological Bulletin . | More

Taking Social and Emotional Learning Schoolwide . ASCD book.   | More
Mark Your Calendar

Due Jan. 10, 2020: Membership applications for the SEL Provider Council. The SEL Providers Council aims to advance quality SEL implementation and strengthen student and youth wellbeing and outcomes through collective learning and action.

Feb. 7, 2020: Texas Character Education Day Poster Contest. Students from PreK to college are encouraged to participate. Submissions due Feb. 7, 2020.

Feb. 27-March 1: Educating Mindfully Conference, Itasca, Ill. Sponsored by the DuPage Regional Office of Education. Register separately for each day. No onsite registration permitted.

Thank you to CASEL's sponsors
The Allstate Foundation helps create more prosperous communities where people are empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams. Through its Good Starts Young® program, The Allstate Foundation enables youth to build social and emotional learning skills and helps shape the next generation of leaders.  

LG is proud to partner with CASEL to advance SEL. The LG Experience Happiness platform is dedicated to bringing Sustainable Happiness Skills to youth across the country through collaboration, awareness and highly impactful SEL programming.