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Two-for-One Teaching

Connecting Instruction to Student Values

By: Lauren Porosoff, Jonathan Weinstein

Use the academic tasks students already do for social-emotional learning. Integrate student values into academic instruction and make learning meaningful for students. This book will guide teachers in helping students connect their work to their values, empowering them to redefine success.

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Integrate social-emotional learning into academic instruction

Fully prepare students to live fulfilling lives by making their learning meaningful. In Two-for-One Teaching, authors Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein outline how to seamlessly incorporate social-emotional learning into academic classrooms. Empower students to discover what matters to them using protocols and strategies derived from contextual behavioral science to promote student agency, inclusivity, collaboration, engagement, and motivation.

Rely on this student-values-based education resource for meaningful learning in the classroom:

  • Develop an understanding of what values are, how they impact the way we live, and the need for students to choose and live their own values.
  • Understand how to develop a classroom culture of willingness and encourage student empowerment.
  • Help students approach academic work in ways that align with their values.
  • Explore ways to integrate values exploration into student learning throughout instructional units.
  • Receive numerous customizable protocols rooted in scientific and behavioral research that simultaneously facilitate academic and social-emotional growth.

Related Topics

21st Century SkillsInstructionSocial-Emotional LearningStudent Engagement

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF923

ISBN: 9781949539332

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 248

“This book is essential reading for any teacher who wants students to thrive and succeed and build meaningful, satisfying lives—not just after they finish school, but right now! The authors take you step by step through simple but powerful strategies to help students discover and utilize their own core values, for motivation, inspiration, and fulfilment—both at school and at home. And the great thing is, it won’t just help your students live better lives; it will do the same for you.”

Russ Harris, author, The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple

“School is so much more than academic achievement, and Two-for-One Teaching: Connecting Student Values and Instruction makes an important case for why school should address student values while educating each child. This book is an important read for all teachers who are committed to content but often don’t make time for the social-emotional aspect of education. Porosoff and Weinstein provide practical protocols for teachers to use to better empower each student, and the teacher who reads this book will be better armed for it.”

Starr Sackstein, educational consultant and author

“In Two-for-One Teaching, Porosoff and Weinstein have not only provided us with knowledge and resources, but also a book full of ideas that are ready to go. You can never have too many tools in your chest to use with students and adults, and I know this is a book I will keep with me as I again and again try the many ideas shared throughout. I think every middle and high school educator and leader should have this resource, because they’ll fall in love with it.”

Todd Nesloney, director of culture and strategic leadership, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association

“In this well-written and engaging book, Porosoff and Weinstein give us a road map for crafting a classroom environment that empowers students to build lives—and their educations—around the things that matter to them. It’s a recipe for an engaged, fun, and deeply meaningful educational environment, and this book doesn’t just make the case for values-driven education—it shows us exactly how to do it. Highly recommended!”

Russell Kolts, author, An Open-Hearted Life and Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out

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