Summary: This article provides an overview of a research study completed by researchers from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, Loyola University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of British Columbia which finds that social-emotional learning participants outperformed their peers academically.
Source: Evie Blad, Education Week, July 12, 2017
Description: Programs that teach students how to recognize their emotions, solve problems, and form healthy relationships
may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or even years, after they complete them, a new meta-analysis finds. Students who completed social-emotional learning interventions fared better than their peers who didn’t participate on a variety of indicators—including academic performance, social skills, and avoiding negative behaviors like drug use, finds the analysis, which examined follow-up data from dozens of published studies on specific interventions. Read the full article here!