SEL DAY 2023 SUMMIT: Keynote

SEL Research: What We Know, and What We Need to Find Out About Social and Emotional Learning Program Outcomes

Building on decades of research establishing a strong evidence base, two new studies further confirm that SEL positively impacts children’s lives. Together, these two studies included research on students from early childhood through high school conducted over the last 65 years in more than 50 countries. Both confirm what hundreds of independent studies have consistently shown: SEL supports academic learning, mental wellness, school safety, and more. Join us for a discussion with the study authors to explore the implications of these new research findings for schools, districts, and organizations implementing SEL programs. We will also explore open SEL research questions, such as which practices are most effective and what works for different communities.


  • Alaina E. Boyle, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Christina Cipriano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Yale Child Study Center and Director of Research at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale School of Medicine
  • Joseph A. Durlak, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Loyola University
  • Joseph L. Mahoney, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Panorama Education
  • Rose Prejean-Harris, Ph.D., Director of Social Emotional Learning, Teaching and Learning, Atlanta Public Schools