A positive and welcoming school environment is a foundational aspect of student success that provides both physical and emotional safety for all students. A growing body of scientific evidence links SEL to improved academic performance. It fosters a sense of self-efficacy while boosting self-confidence and a sense of belonging. This literature review outlines effective SEL and student participation strategies along with considerations for SEL and distance education, including supporting students with special needs.
This resource is part of the IDRA Student Engagement – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit.