Maurice Elias’s Edutopia Blog

Selected Publications

Books

Elias, M. J., Gootman, M., Schwartz, H. (2106).  The Joys and Oys of Parenting:  Insight and Wisdom from the Jewish Tradition. Springfield, NJ:  Behrman House.
 
Elias, M. J., Ferrito, J. J., & Moceri, D. C. (2016).  The other side of the report card:  Assessing students’ social, emotional, and character development.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin.
 
Elias, M. J., and Berkowitz, M. W. (2016).  Schools of social-emotional competence and character: Actions for school leaders, teachers, and school support professionals.  Naples, FL:  National Professional Resources. www.nprinc.com
 
Hankin, V., Omer, D., Elias, M. J., & Raviv, A. (2012).  Talking treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children.  Champaign, IL:  Research Press.
 
Kloos, B., Hill, J., Thomas, E., Wandersman, A., Elias, M. J., & Dalton, J. (2011). Community psychology:  Linking individuals and communities (3nd Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Bruene, L., Romasz-McDonald, T., & Elias, M. J.  (2011).  Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades K-1.   Champaign, IL:  Research Press.  www.researchpress.com
 
Cohen, J., & Elias, M. J. (2011).  School climate:  Building safe, supportive and engaging classrooms and schools. Port Chester, NY:  National Professional Resources Laminated Reference Card.  www.nprinc.com

Elias, M.J., Ogburn-Thompson, G., Lewis, C., & Neft, D.I.  (Eds.) (2008).  Urban dreams:  Stories of hope, resilience, and character. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. USE AMAZON

Zins, J., Elias, M. J., & Maher, C.A.  (Eds.). (2007). Bullying, victimization, and peer harassment:  A handbook of prevention and Intervention.  Binghamton, NY:  Haworth. USE AMAZON

Elias, M. J., & Arnold, H. A. (Eds.) (2006).  The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement:  Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades 2-3.   Champaign, IL:  Research Press.  www.researchpress.com

Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades 4-5.   Champaign, IL:  Research Press.  www.researchpress.com
 
Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving for Middle School Students:  Skills and Activities for Academic, Social, and Emotional Success. Champaign, IL:  Research Press. www.researchpress.com

Elias, M. J., Arnold, H. A., Hussey, C. S. (Eds.) (2003).  EQ + IQ = Best leadership practices for caring and successful schools.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Novick, B., Kress, J. S., Elias, M. J. (2002) Building learning communities with character: How to integrate academic, social, and emotional learning..  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Elias, M.J., Tobias, S. E., & Friedlander, B., S. (2002).  Raising emotionally intelligent teenagers: Guiding the way to compassionate, committed, courageous adults.  New York: Random House/Three Rivers Press. (Also published in Spanish and Hebrew.)

Elias, M.J., Tobias, S. E., & Friedlander, B., S. (2000).  Emotionally intelligent parenting:  How to raise a self-disciplined, responsible, and socially skilled child.  New York: Random House/Three Rivers Press.  (Since publication, there have been 10 International Editions of this book)- USE AMAZON

Elias, M. J., Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Frey, K., Greenberg, M., Haynes, N., Kessler, R., Schwab-Stone, M., & Shriver, T. (1997).  Promoting social and emotional learning:  Guidelines for educators.  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

Elias, M. J., & Tobias, S.  (1996).  Social problem solving interventions in the schools.  New York:  Guilford.- USE AMAZON
 
Elias, M. J., & Clabby, J. F.  (1992).  Building social problem solving skills:  Guidelines from a school-based program.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.- USE AMAZON
 

THE SOCIAL DECISION MAKING/SOCIAL PROBLEM SOLVING CURRICULUM

Bruene, L., Romasz-McDonald, T., & Elias, M. J.  (2011).  Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades K-1.  Champaign, IL:  Research Press.

Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades 2-3.   Champaign, IL:  Research Press.

Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving:  A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Grades 4-5.   Champaign, IL:  Research Press.

Elias, M. J., & Bruene, L.  (2005). Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving for Middle School Students:  Skills and Activities for Academic, Social, and Emotional Success. Champaign, IL:  Research Press.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Zins, J. E., & Elias, M. J. (2006). Social and emotional learning: Promoting the development of all students.  In G. G. Bear, K. M. Minke, & A. Thomas (Eds.), Children's needs III: Development, problems, and Alternatives (pp. 1-13). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Reyes-Portillo, J.A., White, G., Elias, M.J., & Moceri, D.C. (2014). Resiliency during adolescence: Considering the role of schools and culture. In Gullotta, T. P., & Bloom, M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, Second Edition (pp. 1434-1445). New York: Springer.

Stepney, C. T., White, G. W., Far, K., Elias, M. J. (in press). Girls Leading Outward (GLO): A school-based leadership intervention to promote resilience for at-risk middle school girls. In S. Prince-Embury & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations, Springer Science+Business Media: New York. 

Schwab, Y., & Elias, M. J. (2015).  From compliance to responsibility:  Social-emotional learning and classroom management (pp.94-115).  In E.T. Emmer, E. J, & Sabornie, (Eds.)  Handbook of Classroom Management (2nd Edition).  Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.

Bernard, M.E., Elias, M.J., Bell, P. J., Ferrito, J. J. & Langione, K. (2015). Social and Emotional Learning:  Role of Psychologists in Australia. In M. Thielking & M. Terjesen (Eds). Handbook of Australian School Psychology International Research, Practice and Policy. New York:  Springer.

Bear, G. G., Whitcomb, S. A., & Elias, M. J. (2015).  SEL and Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  In J.A. Durlak, C. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning (SEL): Research and practice (pp. 453-467). New York: Guilford.

Elias, M. J., Leverett, L., Duffell, J., Humphrey, N., Stepney, C.T., &Ferrito, J. J. (2015). Integrating social-emotional learning with related prevention and youth-development approaches.  In J. A. Durlak, C. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning (SEL): Research and practice (pp. 33-49). New York: Guilford.

Kasler, J. & Elias, M.J. (in press). Promoting school health by means of social emotional and character education. In Leehu Zysberg and Sivan Raz (Eds.) Emotional Intelligence: Current evidence from psychophysiological, educational and organizational perspectives. NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Elias, M. J. (2004).  Strategies to infuse social and emotional learning into academics.  In J.E. Zins, R. P. Weissberg, M. C., Wang, & H. J. Walberg (Eds.), Building academic success on social and emotional learning: What does the research say? (pp. 113-134).  New York: Teachers College Press.


JOURNAL ARTICLES

Elias, M. J. (2008). Laws of Life:  A literacy-based intervention for social-emotional and character development and resilience. Perspectives in Education (South Africa), 26 (1), 75-79.

Elias, M. J., & Haynes, N. M.  (2008).  Social competence, social support, and academic achievement in minority, low-income, urban elementary school children.  School Psychology Quarterly, 23 (4), 474-495.

Elias, M. J.  (2009).  Social-emotional and character development and academics as a dual focus of educational policy. Educational Policy, 23, 831-846. 

Hamed, H., Reyes, J., Moceri, D. C., Morana, L., & Elias,  M. J. (2011). Girls Leading Outward.  Educational Leadership, 68 (7) , 40-43.

Elias, M. J., & Leverett, L. (2011). Consultation to urban schools for improvements in academics and behavior: No alibis. No excuses. No exceptions.  Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 21, 1-17.

Reyes, J.A., & Elias, M.J. (2011). Fostering social-emotional resilience among Latino youth.  Psychology in the Schools, 48, 723-737.

Moceri, D. C., Elias, M. J., Fishman, D. B., Pandina, R., & Reyes-Portillo, J. A. (2012). The urgency of doing: Assessing the system of sustainable implementation model via the Schools Implementing Towards Sustainability (SITS) scale. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 501-519. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21477

Kress, J. S., & Elias, M. J. (2013). Consultation to support sustainability of Social and Emotional Learning initiatives in schools. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 65 (2), 149-163.

Ferrito, J. J., & Elias, M. J. (2013).  The other side of the report card:  Making comments relevant and feasible for educational progress.  Advances in SEL Research, 7(1), 8-9.

Elias, M. J. (2014).  Let’s put caring into the Common Core.  NJEA Review, 87 (6), 10-13.

Elias, M. J. (2014).  The future of character education and social-emotional learning:  The need for whole-school and community linked approaches.  Journal of Character Education, 10 (1), 37-42.

Wangaard, D., Elias, M. J., & Fink, K. (2014).  Educating the head, heart, and hand for the 21st century.  SEEN:  Southeast Education Network, 16 (2), 16-19.

Elias, M. J., White, G., & Stepney, C. (2014).  Surmounting the challenges of improving academic performance:  Closing the achievement gap through social-emotional and character development.  Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 10, 14-24.

Elias, M. J., & Ryan (Hatchimonji), D. P. (2015).  La convergencia esencial del aprendizaje socio-emocional, el carácter y el clima y cultura escolar para el éxito de nuestros estudiantes. (The essential convergence of social-emotional learning, character, and school culture and climate for our students’ success.) TIPICA: Boletín Electrónico de Salud Escolar, 11 (1). http://www.tipica.org.

Aksoy, D., DeMarchena, S., White, G., Stepney, C., & Elias, M. J. (2015). Mentoring underserved students: Student/teacher connections foster academic achievement. Principal Leadership, 16(3), 44-47.

White, G. W., Stepney, C. T., Hatchimonji, D.R., Linsky, A. V., Moceri, D. C., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., & Elias, M. J. (2016). The increasing impact of socioeconomics and race on standardized academic test scores across elementary, middle, and high school. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(1), 10-23.                    


Selected Presentations

White, G. W., Moceri, D. C., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., Stepney, C. T., Kaufman, M. S. & Elias, M. J. (2012, August). The other side of the report card: Behavior ratings impact on standardized academic test scores. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 120th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Stepney, C. T., White, G. W., Yerramilli, A. Zigelboym, C. I., Elias, M. J. (2013). Who Stays a GLO Girl: Predicting program retention in Girls Leading Outward (GLO). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 121st Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, August.

Stepney, C.T., White, G.W., Ryan (Hatchimonji), D. P., & Elias, M.J. (2014). The impact of social emotional factors and school climate on middle school academic achievement. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. , August.

Stepney, C. T., & Elias, M. J. (2014, November). What’s important to me: Identifying at-risk and resilient students through narrative  writing about personal values. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Ryan (Hatchimonji), D. P., White, G. W., Stepney, C. T., & Elias, M. J. (2014, November). Grit in an urban middle school: Psychometric properties and construct validity of the Grit-S. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Stepney, C. T., Elias, M. J., Leyro, T. M., Gregory, A., & Bry, B. H. (2015, November). Hispanic ethnic identity and academic achievement for at-risk high school students: The mediational role of self-efficacy and social support. Poster presented at  the Child and School-Related Issues Special Interest Group (SIG) Poster Exposition at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.   *Winner of Student Award for Outstanding Research for the Child and School-Related SIG*

Hatchimonji, D.R. & Elias, M.J. (April 2016).  Grit in an urban middle school: SEL skills mediate impact of grit on academic achievement.  Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association 2016 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Hatchimonji, D.R., Linsky, A.V. & Elias, M.J.  (January 2016).  Developing Noble Purpose in middle school students through character development and social-emotional learning.  Paper presented at the Jubilee Centre’s 4th Annual Conference‘Cultivating Virtues,’ Oriel College, Oxford, UK.

Elias, M.J., Hatchimonji, D.R., & Linsky, A.V. (October 2015). Developing Noble Purpose in youth.  Presentation given at National Forum on Character Education, Atlanta, GA.