Relationships matter most for kids

Do we truly understand the importance of developmental relationships in the lives of children? We should because it matters almost more than anything else.Kent Pekel is currently President and CEO of Search Institute, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization that conducts applied research and develops practical resources that enhance the capacity of schools, youth programs, and other organizations to help young people be and become their best selves.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Do we truly understand the importance of developmental relationships in the lives of children? We should, because it might matter more than anything else.

Kent Pekel is currently President and CEO of Search Institute, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization that conducts applied research and develops practical resources that enhance the capacity of schools, youth programs, and other organizations to help young people be and become their best selves.

What do you think, should schools and systems place more emphasis on relationships?

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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