Blog Archive

student motivation, positive relationships, developmental relationships

So...‘Relationships are important’? Tell us something we don’t know. Right?

Actually making the relationships happen, though, is another matter altogether. Without some specific strategies for making relationships happen or that give a little more certainty of direction, teachers who may struggle building good relationships with students are still left hanging by this kind of vague advice. Eric Kalenze talks about what you can do to make building developmental relationships easier.

Author: Eric Kalenze    Publish Date: 2016-Dec-20

student motivation

I’ll start by saying how thrilled I am to be part of Search Institute’s efforts to strengthen student motivation through research-supported insights and instructional strategies. Throughout my education career, which has included work in teaching, administration, and research/writing, I’ve gotten to know how important academic student motivation is to all of our success.

I’ve also gotten to know how difficult and crucial student motivation is to get right. So I’m happy to be working with so many educators on just these questions.

Author: Eric Kalenze    Publish Date: 2016-Dec-13

preteen shared power"I keep going back to the share power thing. I think that’s something I struggle with most because it was scary to me, but putting that out there, I do feel more powerful actually because I guess it just opened up the respect on both ends a lot more.” – Parent in the Keep Connected Prototype Study

Author: Jenna Sethi PhD    Publish Date: 2016-Nov-21

When it comes to nurturing young people, we struggle individually and collectively with two competing goals, which we don’t often talk about at the same time:

Author: Eugene C. Roehlkepartain PhD    Publish Date: 2016-Sep-15

“The same is true for us that is true across the nation: the Developmental Assets provided a common language, validated people’s intuition, and led to next steps in our work.”

Publish Date: 2016-Aug-31

We know that youth are most motivated when they set their own goals based on what is important to them. But that doesn’t mean parents, teachers, and other adults don’t play important roles as well.

Publish Date: 2016-Aug-24

One of Search Institute's current research-to-practice initiatives focuses on studying and strengthening the developmental relationships that help young people succeed.

Publish Date: 2016-Aug-17

Search Institute has received a grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the role of student-teacher developmental relationships in promoting academic achievement and reducing educational inequity.

Publish Date: 2016-Aug-10

Success is shaped by who we are, the goals we set, the strategies we use, and people who support us. Educators, parents, and other adults can influence each of these elements to help young people take responsibility for their own growth and learning.

Publish Date: 2016-Aug-04

At Search Institute, we are working with educators, parents, and other caring adults around the country to help young people REACH to become all that they can be in school and in other areas of their lives.

Publish Date: 2016-Jul-26