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Equity and SEL


Pursuing SEL Through a Racial ​Equity Lens: A Call to Action
This 2018 writing from the Aspen Institute examines the benefits of pursuing equity in SEL and academic development.  


Toward Transformative Social and Emotional Learning: Using an Equity Lens (Summary Brief)  

Intersection of Developmental Relationships, Equitable Environments, and SEL 

The Readiness Projects' Definition of Robust Equity 

Edutopia Article, "7 Steps Toward Building an Equitable School Culture" 

Spotlighting Transformative SEL in Action 

Identity, Agency, and Belonging as Expressions of SEL 



This is Equity (Alliance for Continuous Improvement; 6:45) Featuring the voices of young people in California, this video frames problems of inequity and structural racism, the importance of listening to students to learn what they need to succeed, and the connection between educational equity and a sense of belonging in school.

Why is Social and Emotional Learning Important for Equity in Education? (American Institutes for Research; 2:32) How does social and emotional learning factor into educational equity work? In this video, Jameela Conway-Turner, a researcher at AIR offers a description of why SEL is critical to the work of equity, and how it can be implemented in service of equity.

Webinar: Leveraging SEL to Promote Equity (CASEL; 59:04) Webinar highlighting district challenges and promising practices, featuring Dr. Rob Jagers' review of research on SEL's connection to equitable outcomes for diverse student populations.