Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. The internet offers a vast amount of information on background, programs and best practices, so here comes a short list of some places definitely worth a visit, if you want to learn more about SEL. CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has put together a very insightful report on the benefits of SEL: What is Social and Emotional Learning? Generally, CASEL can be regarded as the first point of interest regarding social and emotional learnings and offers a huge repository of studies, statistics and best practices. A CASEL study on The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for Kindergarten to Eight-Grade Students is available here.