Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
Youth who are at greater risk for low academic achievement, low school attendance, low school engagement, and behavioural problems are often described as “at‐risk”. Left unattended, these problems can easily develop into substance abuse, criminal behaviour, and other long‐term anti‐social problems.
 
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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This research summary was developed by the Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being (KNSWB). It outlines a 2017 meta-analysis of 82 school-based universal social and emotional learning programs. Findings confirm that the benefits of social-emotional learning have long-term effects for students in seven outcome areas.
 
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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
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
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
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
Schools have long been seen as a primary source of health promotion programs for children. Current health promotion practices in schools include such topics as: alcohol consumption, drug use, smoking, obesity, physical activity, sex and relationship education, and well‐being. Recent reviews suggest that...
 
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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report

 

Description:
There is growing pressure placed on educators to increase academic performance scores. This can translate into the perception that time spent in the classroom is more beneficial to academic performance, compared to time spent promoting and doing physical activity. This systematic review suggests that this perspective is flawed because providing opportunities for physical activity benefits academic achievement by improving school engagement.
 
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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan