Web-based Resources for SEL (August 2011)

The Big List of Social and Emotional Learning ResourcesThis page features links to SEL information in Edutopia blogs.

www.CASEL.orgThe Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning was founded in 1995 by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence. Their website serves as a clearinghouse for information about SEL. They have rated many of the SEL curricula which are currently on the market. The website also features information about implementation. There are sections for parents, teachers, and administrators.

www.ENSECEurope.orgThe European Network for Social and Emotional Competence maintains a website which monitors SEL developments in Europe. They publish an e-journal which can be accessed free of charge by registering online. This group meets bi-annually to share information.

www.ojjdp.gov/mpgThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a federal agency which maintains a list of recommended programs. Many of their programs focus specifically on violence prevention, promoting positive skill building through cognitive approaches.

www.thinkingchild.comDr. Myrna Shure’s website provides links to her many publications including the curriculum guide Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving (I Can Problem Solve), which is offered at three different levels ranging from early childhood to pre-adolescence. Dr. Shure’s publications also include the Raising a Thinking Child books which are widely available (at most public libraries) and help parents to understand and use ICPS.

www.cnvc.org/about-us/projects/nvc-schools/nonviolent-communication-schoolsThe Center for Nonviolent Communication provides links to their brand of conflict resolution for students of all ages. Some of their material is specific to classroom relationships. Their conflict resolution protocol is well-designed and simple to use, and I like their emphasis on preparing ourselves to make the transition to a different way of engaging students.

*If you have personal experience with any other SEL programs which are well-researched and available to other educators, please post on the SEL forum.