Our 10 Best Articles of 2019

Resources for the year ahead.

As is tradition at Inside SEL, our editors read through the 100+ original research-practice analyses, thought pieces, and interviews that we published this year to bring you 10 of our most thought-provoking and popular picks.

We hope that these ideas will spark renewed discussion, insight, and strategies for your teaching, learning, and leading in 2020.

Thanks, as always, for reading, and Happy New Year!

-The Inside SEL Team 

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The State of SEL in Massachusetts

Jeff Riley on the State of Education in Massachusetts

Teaching SEL Through Chess: An Interview With New Wave Programs Founder Michael Handley

The Case for Integrating STEM and SEL Education

Examining the Aspen Institute’s New SEAD Action Guide

Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence in Ourselves and Our Kids

The Role of “Teacher Mindsets” on Student Success

C.B. Community Schools: A New Model for Competency-Based, Trauma-Informed Education

SEL as a Foundation for Equity Work

Monomoy’s Bill Burkhead on Building a “Home Away From Home” for Students


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