Social Emotional Development Resources

Discover White Papers and Toolkits, along with other resources for teachers, administrators, counselors, and families that address questions around MTSS, why SEL works, social skill solutions, Educator wellness, how to engage families, and why Move This World is uniquely effective.

White Papers & Toolkits

Move This World’s team of expert advisors conducts thorough research on the necessity of emotional and social development in schools and its enduring effects. Our advisors generate professionally crafted white papers that provide valuable insights influencing a school’s decision to adopt a program focused on emotional and social development. Leverage these informative resources to introduce
Move This World’s
Solutions to school boards, guidance counselors, and community members.

Webinars and Presentations

Move This World strives to make sure all partner schools have every SEL resource and toolkit they need to implement our SEL programs effectively. Through our webinar and presentation resources, administrators, teachers, and counselors have many tools at their fingertips to make Move This World successful in their schools and access these resources to bring a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment to your students and staff.

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Engaging Families About SEL

Move This World’s SEL solutions demonstrate the most significant influence when extending beyond the classroom. Schools achieve heightened success by involving parents and families in these initiatives, leading to positive outcomes that extend throughout the community. Our robust resources, such as the Family Engagement Toolkit, provide administrators and teachers with a straightforward means to educate and engage parents and families in Move This World’s initiatives.

Move This World Podcasts

Emotion Motion Podcast ©

Listeners will go on a journey through storytelling designed to engage children, their families, and their teachers in movement and creative expression. Episodes include opportunities to put your emotions in motion through play and movement while practicing skills like empathy, self-awareness, regulating emotions, mindfulness, and more! As seen in CNN, the Wall Street Journal, eSchool News,, winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award.

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Move This World with Sara!

Join business leaders, athletes, comedians, actors, musicians, and their families in conversation with Sara Potler LaHayne, Founder & CEO of Move This World, the nation’s leading PreK-12 multimedia social-emotional learning curriculum. They discuss the moments that changed their lives forever, how social-emotional skills helped them move forward, and advice for making mental health a priority in your family.

Press & Awards

Move This World is in the world! When our partner schools see rising academic achievement, declining disciplinary issues, and stronger communities, they love to share the news. Our press coverage is a great SEL resource and an example of the impact of Move This World in a school. See what teachers, administrators, students, and parents have to say about positive changes in their schools with Move This World.

Additional SEL Resources and Research