IMG_4823Research is clear that when children and youth receive direct instruction in social-emotional skills, see those skills and concepts integrated into their daily learning, and experience instructional strategies which model the same skills and concepts they have been taught, they experience less personal stress, exhibit more positive and fewer negative behaviors, including bullying, and achieve at higher levels at school and in life.

Here is a sample of some of the research on social-emotional learning, school climate and bullying: