Social and emotional skills for all kids! It's a movement!
Roger Weissberg

Thanks to Roger Weissberg, President of Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), a national initiative has launched to make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of every child's educational experience. The goal is to effectively advance scientific research on SEL, expand practices and build the field as a whole. SEL for everyone? Yes, please. Roger — you've got WINGS!

CASEL's mission is to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education and Roger is the perfect person to rally around this movement.

For more than 30 years Roger has dedicated himself—through collaborative action research with colleagues and students—to answering this question: How do schools, parents, and communities come together to promote positive behavioral outcomes in young people? Roger has worked with thousands of scholars and practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate family, school, and community interventions focused on evidence-based social and emotional learning practice. Now we can get behind that!

Roger's list of accolades runs long. To name a few: Roger received the 2000 American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contribution Award for Applications of Psychology to Education and Training and the 2008 "Daring Dozen" award from the George Lucas Educational Foundation for being one of 12 people who are reshaping the future of education.

Roger, for being a champion of educational changes and the integration of social and emotional learning into every classroom, you soar. You truly have WINGS! For more on CASEL and Roger, visit

"Some men look at things the way they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that are not and ask, 'Why not?'"

— Robert F. Kennedy

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