Linking Schools and Afterschool Through Social and Emotional Learning


How can we better support young people as they develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life? That is the question facing in-school educators, afterschool providers, families, policymakers, and the general public.

This third brief in the American Institutes for Research (AIR) series, Beyond the Bell: Research to Action in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field, covers the policy context reflecting a growing interest in social and emotional learning, how out-of-school time and in-school educators differ in how they implement social and emotional learning practices, and, suggestions for how out-of-school and in-school educators can work together to support the social and emotional development of young people.

BRIEF: Linking Schools and Afterschool Through Social and Emotional Learning (PDF)


This tool is designed for out-of-school time and in-school staff first to reflect independently on their goals for SEL and think about what is currently being done in each setting to support young people in their social and emotional development, and then to discuss how best to work collaboratively toward a common goal.

The tool is divided into three parts. Part I is for out-of-school time program leaders or staff to complete. Part II is for the school principal and other relevant school personnel to complete. Part III is for the out-of-school time and school staff to discuss and collaboratively plan.

The In-School and Afterschool Social and Emotional Learning Connection (PDF)

Which Standards does this meet? II. Positive Relationships, V. Family, School and Community Engagement, VI. Program Management, VII. Program Evaluation and Data
Author/Developer: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
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