Social Emotional Learning Links

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Report by the Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Group: Addressing Social Emotional Learning in Washington’s K-12 Public Schools – October 1, 2016


CDC-Kaiser ACE Study

The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. This link takes you to the CDC webpage that describes the ACE Study and its findings.


Brain Rules

John Medina a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. His goal is to introduce you to 12 things we know about how the brain works. He calls these Brain Rules. For each rule, He presents the science, introduces you to the researchers behind it, and then offer ideas for how the rule might apply to our daily lives, especially at work and school. The brain is complex, and Dr. Medina is takes only slivers of information from each subject—not comprehensive but, he hopes, accessible.


Lives in the Balance

This is Dr. Ross Greene’s website on the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach. Excerpt from the website home page:

“Whether you're a parent or teacher...whether a child is behaviorally challenging or not...collaboration is the key to improved relationships, better communication, and solving problems. This website contains a ton of free resources to help you move in that direction. And we're going to need your help to ensure that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.”


Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

From the Science section of the site:

“The science of early childhood is a source of new ideas that could be used to develop more effective policies & services focused on the early years of life.

Science tells us that early childhood is a time of both great promise and considerable risk. Having responsive relationships with adults, growth-promoting experiences, and healthy environments for all young children helps build sturdy brain architecture and the foundations of resilience. Meanwhile, significant disadvantages can disrupt the developmental process and lead to limited economic and social mobility that threatens the vitality, productivity, and sustainability of society.”



Excerpt from the CAST website:

“CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.”


KPJR Films

These are the people who produces the movie “Paper Tigers” as well as other films that “confront society's hidden challenges.”


Kids at Hope

Kids at Hope Mission:

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!


Prevent Child Abuse America

Excerpt from the Prevent Child Abuse website: “Paper Tigers resource page! Here you’ll find links to download and print the handouts you saw as samples while attending a screening of Paper Tigers sponsored by the Prevent Child Abuse America chapter in your state.”


National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. This website contains a wealth of resources on UDL.