Interesting readings related to SEL:
A research paper carried out by the American National Bureau of Economic Research from 2015 shows how SEL competences are becoming increasingly important in the job market. If you would like to read a lighter summary of the report, just click here.
How SEL contributes to academic achievements and to the development of basic skills (reading, writing, math) (2015)
Here you can find the executive summary of the review "The impact of non-cognitive skills on outcomes for young people" (2013) by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), UK.
A New York Times article about how the level of social skills in children can predict academic achievement years later (2015).
The importance of grit to life success (an article published in Wired in 2011)
This review (2015) from Transforming Education highlights the important findings regarding non-cognitive skills (mostly self-control and social competence) to different areas of life success (education, work, physical health, and more).
This new publication (2015) by Carnegie Foundation focuses on how teachers can motivate students more effectively.
A publication about ways students can be taught to motivate themselves.
An article about why it is especially difficult for the poor to develop SEL competences.