What Works in Education

In this Edutopia.org article on Social and Emotional Learning, Sheldon Berman and other experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life. 

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Watch Shelley’s full interview below:


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The connection between character, service, and social-emotional learning, (with M. McCarthy). In M.J. Elias & H. Arnold, (Eds.), The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-emotional Learning in the Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006.

Safe and Sound: An educational leader’s guide to evidence-based social and emotional learning programs-Illinois Edition. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), February 2005.

School as a moral community (with Diane Berreth and Susan Anderson). In Amitai Etzioni (Ed.), Character Building for a Democratic, Civil Society. Washington D.C.: The Communitarian Network, 1997.

The moral dimensions of school (with Diane Berreth). Educational Leadership, Vol. 54, No. 8, May 1997.