Tag Archive for: social connections

Relationship-Building Behaviors: An Antidote to Loneliness

By Amanda Davis, Reprinted from the National Mentoring Resource Center Loneliness and social isolation have plagued young people in our society long before the COVID-19 pandemic. A national study conducted by Cigna in 2018 found that Gen Z was the loneliest generation in the U.S., with nearly 50% of young people surveyed reporting that they […]

3 Simple Yet Powerful Ways to Build Relationships With Your Students

  Use these interactive strategies to build strong relationships with middle and high school students without sacrificing teaching time By Jori Krulder, Reprinted from Edutopia Twenty-five years ago, as a new teacher, I struggled to connect with students. Relationship-building wasn’t covered in my teacher credential classes, and with everything I was expected to cover in […]

How do you talk to students about their networks?

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Reprinted from The Christensen Institute How do you talk to students about social capital? If you want students to deepen and expand their networks, what messages and experiences increase the likelihood that they’ll feel confident and inspired to do so? These questions come up frequently in our fieldwork. Although this is […]

Quarterly spotlight on students’ social capital: Talking to students about their networks

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute Reprinted from the Christensen Institute’s newsletter  Dear Friends, How do you talk to students about deepening and expanding their networks? This question comes up frequently in our work. Although this is certainly an area where more R&D would be beneficial, there are a few guiding principles and examples that […]