There is a vast body of research supporting the impact of social and emotional learning (SEL). Benefits include:
SEL Research & Evidence
21st Century Skills
Frameworks is dedicated to its pursuit to make the world a more empathetic and kind place through its work with teachers, mentors, parents, and children of all ages and all demographics. Generous support from our donors, funders, and fundraising efforts provides the tools and resources necessary to offer high quality professional development, consistent coaching and resources, and thorough research and data analysis, allowing Frameworks to continue expanding its reach as we cultivate emotional intelligence (EQ).
Adults who build and incorporate solid EQ skills are stronger performers with higher earning potential than their peers,³ and in recent surveys across industries, employers ranked social and emotional skills like teamwork and problem solving as more of a priority than analytical or quantitative skills.4
Economically, for every $1 invested in SEL, society receives back an average return on investment (ROI) of $11.5
1. Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82(1): 405–432.
2. Taylor, R., Oberle, E., Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2017). Promoting positive youth development through school-based social and emotional learning interventions: A meta-analysis of follow-up effects. Child Development, 88(4), 1156-1171.
3. Bradberry, T. & Lencioni, P. M. (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0. TalentSmart.
4. National Association of Colleges and Employers (2020). Job Outlook 2020.
5. Belfield, C., Bowden, B., Klapp, A., Levin, H., Shand, R., & Zander, S. (2015). The economic value of social and emotional learning. New York, NY: Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.