A call for greater integration of SEL into daily educational practices

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This article, published in 2012, proposes that new perspectives in the teaching of SEL, and a deeper integration of SEL and educational practice is needed to bring about greater effects from SEL interventions. The authors make the case for schools to go beyond a ‘traditional’ implementation of SEL programs, and focus on integrating the teaching and supporting of SEL skills into daily interaction with students. A review of current programmatic approaches to SEL is provided, along with an organizing framework for SEL. Principles and strategies are suggested for creating a more seamless integration of SEL into educational practice.

Citation: Jones, S. M., & Bouffard, S. M. (2012). Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies. Social Policy Report. Volume 26, Number 4. Society for Research in Child Development.