Research presented supports how social-emotional learning is positively linked to academic achievement. Students who learn together, teach each other, and learn from each other through supportive interactions increase the social-emotional dimensions of learning. Strong supportive relationships between parents, students, teachers with the child can increase interest in school. By using Social Decision Making and Social Problem-Solving strategies, students stop to think deeply about a problem before impulsively acting on their feelings. When students feel comfortable in a classroom they experience a positive connection to learning.
Source: Pellitteri, J. & Smith, B. (2007) [Review of the book Building Academic Sucess on Social and Emotional Learning: What Does the Research Say?], Reading & Writing Quarterly, 23, 197-202