Caring About Students Isn’t Enough
Build a relationship-focused school environment where students are motivated to thrive and succeed.
Build a Relationship-Focused School
Your school plays a critical role in building not only students’ academic skills, but also the social and emotional skills that are essential for lifelong success. Studies show that when students experience developmental relationships with their teachers, key social and emotional competencies, such as motivation and responsible decision-making, are strong, and risk behaviors become less common, even in the most challenged and unmotivated students.
What does this mean for a school? It means schools can enhance teacher intentionality to build these developmental relationships with students, which in turn helps students believe in themselves and work towards achieving their potential.
Search Institute offers a range of research, tools, and resources to create relationship rich school and classroom environments.
Professional Development for Schools
Developmental Relationships-Bring Intention to Practice
Many teachers–especially youth from marginalized communities–face challenges in forming well-rounded relationships that connect with the diverse needs of youth. In this This online or on-site workshop, you’ll learn to be intentional and inclusive in building developmental relationships with students.
Coming Soon: Developmental Relationships-Practices and Activities
The second workshop in our Developmental Relationship series gives teachers and staff the tools and activities to work with to build valuable developmental relationships with students.
Surveys for Schools
Youth self-report surveys give you the tools to build a stronger school and measure the important social and emotional development of your students.
Developmental Assets Survey
Developmental Assets are the Captures youth voice of 4th – 12th graders on their strengths and the supports in their life.
Developmental Relationships Survey
This survey, scheduled to be released in Fall of 2020, will be a valid and reliable measure of the Developmental Relationships Framework, core competencies of social-emotional learning (as defined by CASEL*), along with several other important measures on how young people interact with others, build relationships, perceive organizational quality, diversity, bias, equity, and inclusion.Join the Wait List
- Data Consultation
- Remote phone or video conference exploration and examination of survey results with a Search staff member.
- Implementation Support
- Onsite and/or remote support
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