Discover how students and educators can reduce stress, better regulate emotions, and focus more fully on teaching and learning by tuning into their inner selves.

  • Mindfulness

    Pros and Cons of Mindfulness in SEL

    Mindfulness interventions should be just one component of social and emotional learning.
  • Teacher Wellness

    When Teachers Experience Empathic Distress

    Mindfulness and compassion are effective self-care strategies for teachers who work with students who routinely experience trauma.
  • Advisory

    Integrating SEL and Literacy

    Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build both literacy and social and emotional learning skills in tight-knit groups.
  • School Climate

    How Strong Relationships Improve School Outcomes

    A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Building Schools on a Foundation of SEL

    Visit a pair of Nashville middle schools born out of the belief that strong social and emotional learning practices improve academic outcomes.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Weekly Circles for Students and Faculty

    See what happens when students and faculty participate in regular meetings to build trust and promote deeper learning.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Creating a Dedicated Space for Reflection

    Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness in High School

    A teacher shares how she implements daily mindful moments and their positive impact on classroom culture.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Nurturing Kindness in Young Children

    A leading researcher argues that kindness is innate and has developed a curriculum to strengthen prosocial behavior.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning Research Review

    Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results.