Alignment of standards requires more than just addressing the developmental continuum of specific domains of children's learning, it also requires aligning those domains -- in particular, aligning social and emotional skills with content-based skills. This brief discusses the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) for children's early and sustained success, as well as key characteristics of high-quality SEL standards that are aligned from preschool through high school.
Zinsser, K.M., Weissberg, R.P., & Dusenbury, L. (2013). Aligning preschool through high school social and emotional learning standards: A critical and doable next step. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
- Social and Emotional Learning