"I had the honor of writing a book with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday. He is 83 now. It’s called A Force for Good. In that book it turns out he’s a social activist. He encourages everyone to do three things. The first is what he calls emotional hygiene, which is the calm and clear part. He says if you’re going to help anyone, you first have to help yourself. You have to get your inner world under some level of control. The second thing he says is adopt an ethic of compassion, of caring. The third thing he says is act now in any way you can. Each of us has a different skill set, has a different platform, has a different set of abilities, or assets, or whatever we can offer the world. He says act now, even if you won’t live to see the fruit of your action. He names several areas that I am happy to see are areas that have been focused on here spontaneously. One of them is poverty, a widening gap between rich and poor. Another is the us/them divides that are getting stronger and stronger. The third is the environment."
- Daniel Goleman, Psychologist, Author & Co-founder, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); GPC Spiritual Civilization Meeting, May 2019
Our mission is ambitious: to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Across research, research, practice and policy, collaboration is at the root of what we do and how we do it. Through collaboration, CASEL leverages collective expertise and experiences to achieve ambitious goals and maximize impact for students.