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Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning

What Does the Research Say?

Joseph E. Zins Roger P. Weissberg Margaret C. Wang Herbert J. Walberg Jonathan Cohen

256 pages
Teachers College Press

In this groundbreaking book, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social emotional education and school success—specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of social emotional learning programs, including:

  • Building skills linked to cognitive development
  • Encouraging student focus and motivation
  • Improving relationships between students and teachers
  • Creating school-family partnerships to help students achieve
  • Increasing student confidence and success
Author Bio

Joseph E. Zins is Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati and a Leadership Team member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Roger P. Weissberg is a Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Executive Director of CASEL. Margaret C. Wang was the founder and Director of the Center for Research in Human Development and Education at Temple University. Herbert J. Walberg is Emeritus Professor of Education and Psychology at UIC.