White Paper: Principles and Practices for Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning in Daily Instruction

An extensive body of research demonstrates what many educators have long known: building a safe and caring school community and attending to social and emotional learning (SEL) are essential to students’ success. Children learn best in communities where their basic psychological needs are met.

The challenge for educators lies in how to meaningfully implement and integrate SEL in daily instruction. So, what does comprehensive, effective implementation of SEL look like in practice? Download the white paper to learn about:

  • Key principles behind an effective pedagogical stance to integrate SEL
  • Practices that build and sustain a safe, caring classroom community
  • Specific lesson structures that supports the interdependence of social, emotional, and academic learning
  • The importance of attending to students’ intrinsic motivation and crafting lessons centered around student thinking



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