Create a school environment where students are motivated to thrive and succeed.
We cannot move forward without a plan for reforming our schools. Our schools have done a poor job of educating black children and children of color. We have to be part of movement that creates a school environment where all students are motivated to thrive and succeed.
Our 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. Developmental relationships between students and teachers help increase student motivation even in the most challenged and unmotivated students. It helps them believe in themselves and work towards achieving their potential.
Student Motivation and Achievement
Available Studies and Research-Based Publications
More students than ever before are being asked and are choosing to engage in challenging academic work. Search Institute research and practice partnerships have examined multiple individual and school factors that contribute to—or undermine—student motivation, which is a cornerstone of student achievement.
The Attitudes and Behaviors (A&B) Survey gives a snapshot of the current experiences and perspectives of your adolescent youth in your school. It emphasizes the strengths and supports they currently have and need, and how those positive indicators protect against youth risk behavior.