Read these articles:

A collection of resources about Social and Emotional Learning | The New York Times  

The Missing Piece | CASEL

The central message of this report is that teachers across America understand that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to student success in school, work, and life.  Educators know these skills are teachable; they want schools to give far more priority to integrating such development into the curriculum, instruction, and school culture; and believe state student learning standards should reflect this priority.

Watch the following videos:

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning | Edutopia (6 minutes) 

Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs. 

Academics and Character Education | Roger Weissberg (3.44 minutes)