The best places to go for all things S.E.L. 

CASEL | Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

National School Climate Center 

Education Development Center

Emotional Intelligence Consortium

George Lucas Educational Foundation


Social Development Research Group

Happy Kids Songs

Recommended Reading


Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman is the best selling book about the role of social and emotional skills in a happy, successful life

The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book by Bradberry, Greaves, & Lencioni is less research-oriented than Goleman’s book.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child by Elias, Tobias, & Friedlander is an easy read and shows how to improve children’s SEL skills.

Taking the Bully by the Horns by Kathy Noll and Dr. Jay Carter helps kids deal with bullies.

How Children Succeed:Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough explores why some children succeed in life while others do not.



Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

No David! by David Shannon


The Way I feel by Janan Cain

I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell


Does a Seal Smile? by Fred Ehrlich

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Responsible Decision Making

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

The Worst Day of My Life Ever! by Julia Cook

Relationship Skills

Zach Apologizes by Williams Mulcahy

My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook