The SoLD Alliance is a field-building resource hub for researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Read below for resources on the science of learning and development from our diverse partners.
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Turnaround for Children Toolbox
The Turnaround for Children Toolbox is an online hub for science-grounded ideas and resources that empower educators—including teachers, school and district leaders, student support staff, and many others—to embed an equitable whole-child purpose into our education system.
Supporting the Social and Emotional Learning of Systematically Marginalized Students in a Pandemic
These guides and report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities explores how to affirm students’ identities to promote equitable social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development during the COVID-19 crisis as well as actions families and school district leaders can take below.
Creating Conditions for Student Success: A Policymakers’ School Climate Playbook
This Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and ExcelinEd report contains proven school climate strategies along with a set of recommendations to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate.
Preparing Teachers to Support Social and Emotional Learning
This two-part LPI study offers information on how pre-service and in-service teacher training can support good teaching practices and implement SEL in schools, while providing a picture of what SEL looks like when integrated into the school day.
Teaching the Way Students Learn Best: Lessons from Bronxdale High School
This case study of Bronxdale High School in New York was written to illustrate what a successful school serving diverse learners looks like and does when its practices are consistent with knowledge rooted in the sciences of learning and development.
From a Nation At Risk to a Nation at Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, & Academic Development
This culminating report provides recommendations to engage communities in re-envisioning a learning system that encompasses social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions.
Science of Learning:
What Educators Need to Know About Adolescent Development
After reviewing research about adolescent learning and development, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) crafted a set of principles (consensus statements) endorsed by a team of researchers. These statements now represent the twenty principles of adolescent learning and development at the center of All4Ed’s SAL initiative.
The Evidence Base for
How We Learn:
Social, Emotional, and
Under the support of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development these consensus statements of evidence call for the full integration of social and emotional learning with academic instruction.
Building Partnerships in Support of Where, When, & How Learning Happens
In this brief, the Youth Development Work Group of the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social,
Emotional, and Academic Development offers a framework and recommendations for educators, policymakers, and funders to partner with youth development organizations to take advantage of formal and informal learning settings.