Rooted in Relationships

Just as a system of roots supports and nourishes trees as they develop and grow, nurturing relationships with adults provide a foundation for young pe…
Jun 29th, 2022 | 37:55

Episode 2.4 - Karen Pittman - On the precipice of change

There’s no question the Covid-19 Pandemic had a negative impact on young people and their relationships, but Karen Pittman, Partner at KP Catalysts, a…
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Jun 15th, 2022 | 55:05

Episode 2.3 - Jeff Duncan-Andrade - Centering wellness

Schools and educational institutions rely on big data for information about the students they serve, but what does that data truly tell us about stude…
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Jun 1st, 2022 | 44:36

Episode 2.2 - Junlei Li - The power of simple interactions

In this episode of Rooted in Relationships we discuss the importance of human relationships and how the fundamental need for connection exists across…
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May 18th, 2022 | 55:37

Episode 2.1 - Richard Reeves - Class and the role it plays in relationships and equity

In the first episode of season two of Rooted in Relationships, Search Institute CEO Ben Houltberg introduces Kent Pekel, education leader and former C…
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Feb 9th, 2022 | 46:54

Episode 1.6 - Dr. Valerie Purdie-Greenaway - The power of diversity in the context of belonging

I am so excited to end our series on character with this powerful episode with renowned scholar, Dr. Valerie Purdie-Greenaway. In this episode, Dr. Pu…
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Jan 26th, 2022 | 47:01

Episode 1.5 - Dr. Peter Samuelson and Karen Kingsley - Strength-based approach to working with opportunity youth

Today is a special episode for Search Institute as we talk with Dr. Peter Samuelson and Karen Kingsley about their amazing work with opportunity youth…
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Jan 12th, 2022 | 49:28

Episode 1.4 - Dr. Ashley Whillans - Creating space for what matters most

In this episode, we talk to Harvard Business School professor Dr. Ashley Whillans about becoming more time smart in order to prioritize those things t…
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Dec 15th, 2021 | 52:20

Episode 1.3 - Dr. Krista Mehari - Engaging youth and leveraging community strengths for systemic change

In this episode, Dr. Krista Mehari talks about the importance of authentically engaging communities around the shared purpose of helping young people…
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Nov 4th, 2021 | 52:22

Episode 1.2 - Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang - Resilience through relationships

In this episode, we will be talking to Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang who is an expert on the impact and implications of social and emotional developme…
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Nov 4th, 2021 | 43:28

Episode 1.1 - Dr. Angela Duckworth - Bringing out the best in young people

Grit is critical to achievement and performance but does not necessarily lead to youth thriving in life. Young people must also feel that they are car…
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