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Maurice J. Elias

Maurice J. Elias


Maurice J. Elias is a professor in the psychology department of Rutgers University, the director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Character Development (SECD) Lab, and a codirector of the Rutgers-based Academy for SEL in Schools, which offers online certificates in social-emotional learning instruction and school leadership. The recipient of multiple awards for SEL and character education scholarship, he has published extensively on these topics and currently writes a blog on social-emotional and character development for Edutopia.

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School Culture
Articles by Maurice J.
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Creating a Powerful PLAN
Laura F. Bond & Lauren M. Fullmer et al.
11 months ago

How to Launch a Social & Emotional Learning Program
Maurice J. Elias & Linda Bruene-Butler et al.
26 years ago

Blogs by Maurice J.
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5 Strategies to Integrate Civil Discourse and Civic Action in Schools
Laura F. Bond & Lauren M. Fullmer et al.
1 year ago

Books by Maurice J.

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Students Taking Action Together: 5 Teaching Techniques to Cultivate SEL, Civic Engagement, and a Healthy Democracy


Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators (E-Book)


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