Topic: Well-Being
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

It is suggested that students with growth mind-set traits exhibit greater adaptive psychological behaviours (e.g. positive response to failure), and consequently higher academic achievement. As a result some educators have implemented growth mind-set interventions to help students achieve better grades and scores on standardized tests. Given the rise in funding for and interest in mind-set interventions, it is important to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of these programs on academic achievement, as well as the circumstances under which effectiveness is enhanced or diminished.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: Preschool
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Sedentary behaviour is associated with negative physical and mental health outcomes among children. Many young children exceed the recommended daily limits of screen and sedentary time. Various interventions have been developed in response to high levels of child sedentary behaviour. Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing sedentary behaviour is essential for considering policy and practice. implications

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Mindfulness‐based interventions have been broadly shown to be effective for a variety of psycho‐social problems, and may be effective with youth....many educators are choosing to include mindfulness exercises or practices as part of their classroom routines. A recent systematic review has examined what we know about some of the effects of mindfulness programs in school settings.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Equity & Diversity, Well-Being
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

A significant proportion of youth develop a mental disorder by adolescence, but most do not receive care. Children of racial and ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable, as they receive fewer and lower quality services. School‐based mental health interventions, where school staff assume frontline provider roles, represent a potential option to reduce these disparities.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Past research has demonstrated that self‐regulation is essential for the development and maintenance of health and well‐being in childhood and across the lifespan. Given the growing evidence of its benefits, there have been many interventions developed to improve self‐regulation skills in youth. A systematic review and meta‐analysis were conducted to assess the effectiveness of interventions that promote self‐regulation among 0‐19 year olds, in addition to the effects of such interventions on health and social outcomes.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English
Topic: Language Arts
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal
Description:
This article attempts to provide ESL teachers, school administrators, and policymakers with a concise overview of what matters in promoting academic success among learners of English in Canadian schools.
Project Lead:
Jim Cummins
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This research summary was originally developed by the E-BEST team of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and has been updated by the Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being (KNSWB). It outlines a 2011 meta-analysis of school-based social and emotional learning programs. Findings show strong evidence that social-emotional learning has a positive impact on academic achievement. Based on the findings, successful approaches to programs are highlighted.

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Project Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Grade: All Grades, K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, Postsecondary
Type of Resource: Video
Description:

Equity versus equality- what is the difference? How important is it to pay attention to the neighbourhood in which your students reside? When it comes to intersectionality, is integration better than adding on? What is the purpose of a Summer Institute? Where does education take place? Through this Ten-Minute Window Video Series from Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS), Carl James briefly addresses equity in education.

Network Co-Directors:
Ruth Kane, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Nathalie Bélanger
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

This research summary outlines a systematic review that sought to evaluate a range of school-based suicide prevention curricula. The review examined the efficacy and limitations of several existing suicide programs. Based on the findings, implications and recommendations are discussed.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Math
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

This is a learning brief that provides information from the GECDSB Math Task Force's research on a teaching model which values mathematics expertise for all teachers and includes useful links at the end for educators to enhance learning.

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

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Link to Resource:
Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English