Written and organized like a cookbook, Ideas that Cook offers recipes that help you build strong relationships, a caring school environment, and effective and innovative programs through stories and examples. This asset-building cookbook includes:
- Easy and quick activities ("desserts")
- Start-up activities that promote or raise awareness of the assets ("appetizers")
- Activities that can become a mainstay of a school ("main courses")
- Activities that affect only a small portion of a school community ("side dishes")
Each activity includes ideas focused on learning, unique mentoring and service-learning opportunities, and activities for fun and recognition. Some activities also come with "extra helpings"-photographs, examples, illustrations, and excerpts that help make that activity come alive for you.