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The Recipe for Student Well-Being

Five Key Ingredients for Social, Behavioral, and Academic Success

By: Brian Smith, Clayton R. Cook, Aria Fiat

Busy educators may struggle at times to connect the dots to form an integrated, holistic approach to the overall success of students. With this book, the heavy lifting is done for you so you can rely on an accessible recipe for student well-being that considers five essential ingredients students need to thrive.

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Your research-based recipe for thriving, successful students

What are the five essential ingredients for ensuring all students succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally? This practical guide details each ingredient, why it matters, and how to implement it. The Recipe for Student Well-Being goes beyond the idea of a purchased curriculum to cover how different factors integrate to comprehensively meet students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs as enablers of academic success.

Education leaders will:

  • Learn the what, why, and how of the key ingredients for student well-being
  • Foster a school culture and climate that promotes student growth and academic success
  • Understand why and how to focus on educator well-being first in order to yield positive student outcomes
  • Garner strategies and tools to establish, restore, and maintain positive teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships
  • Maximize success with tips on how to ensure SEL initiatives work
  • Reflect with end-of-chapter questions that make the content relevant
  • Implement research-based SEL curriculum and instruction that aligns with the values and culture of a school

Related Topics

LeadershipSocial-Emotional Learning and Wellness

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF980, EKF543

ISBN: 9781951075613

Published By: Solution Tree

The Recipe for Student Well-Being is a goldmine of ideas to improve teaching praxis in a way that places students’ social-emotional health as a new soft skill competency in education. Kudos to the authors for creating a book that can transform group thought about social-emotional well-being. This book is a must-have for school teams.”

Christie Shealy, EdD, testing and multilingual learner coordinator, Anderson School District One, South Carolina

“A practical and digestible guide for leaders of all levels to ensure social, emotional, and academic outcomes are met through a comprehensive approach. The extensive evidence affirming the importance of the fifth ingredient, assessment, is particularly intriguing and immediately actionable for a data-driven building administrator.”

Kathryn Barea, elementary principal, Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools, Vermont

The Recipe for Student Well-Being is a must-read for everyone in education. The authors’ connection between research and key ingredients for social-emotional health allows readers to seamlessly follow the included recipe. The incorporation of social-emotional well-being for adults is notably impactful given demands in the current educational environment.”

Dr. Patrick Varro, licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist
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