Blog Archive

The following discussion starters encourage youth to think about who they are becoming and how they can be intentional in working toward a positive future.

Publish Date: 2016-Jul-18

Sharing power involves specific actions such as showing mutual respect, giving young people a voice in decisions, collaborating in solving problems, and creating leadership opportunities for young people.

Publish Date: 2016-Jul-13

Teachers, youth workers, mentors, parents, and other caring adults can do a lot to help students connect today’s learning and actions with future aspirations and goals. Here are seven ideas that can help you nurture a young person’s sense of purpose and plans for becoming her or his best self.

Publish Date: 2016-Jun-28

When Search Institute senior research scientist Dr. Amy Syvertsen asked staff members at the Student Conservation Association (SCA) if they think of themselves as a youth development organization, she received a resounding “no.”

Publish Date: 2016-Jun-21

Students have “hot” and “cold” systems for thinking. Hot thinking is intuitive, automatic, and reactive. Cold thinking helps them learn to analyze, reflect, and integrate complex ideas.

Publish Date: 2016-Jun-14

Join Dr. Kent Pekel for a webinar in which he introduces the five components of the framework, each of which is summarized by a letter in the acronym REACH: Relationships, Effort, Aspirations, Cognition, and Heart.

Publish Date: 2016-Jun-09

Students have “hot” and “cold” systems for thinking. Hot thinking can express enthusiasm and energy. Cold thinking helps them learn to analyze, reflect, and integrate complex ideas.

Publish Date: 2016-May-31

By: Peter C. Scales, Ph.D.

School sports have been cut back or eliminated in hundreds of districts in recent years, especially in urban schools serving families of low socioeconomic status and schools with more females. The evidence suggests this is a short-sighted move.

Publish Date: 2016-May-24

Here's what attendees are saying about the Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers and Facilitators workshop.

Publish Date: 2016-May-19

In this video, Dr. Kent Pekel introduces the REACH Framework and outlines ways schools and organizations can work with Search Institute to improve academic motivation.

Publish Date: 2016-May-03

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