About Anna Schmitz

Anna is a copywriter at The Conover Company. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys researching and writing about soft skills and has seen first-hand the difference that soft skills make in the world of education. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Teaching Assertion: Becoming Assertive

It’s easy to make goals. Actually achieving these goals is the hard part. To help your students achieve their goal of becoming more assertive, teach them the following five tips: Improving self-esteem Persistence Standing up for yourself Setting positive expectations Practicing self-talk Let’s take a closer look at what it [...]

By |2019-02-11T10:51:34-05:00February 4th, 2019|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Performance Reviews: Handling Criticism

Handling criticism can be a challenge for many people. When you receive criticism, whether from a peer or supervisor, make sure to listen and avoid getting defensive. If you don’t agree with or understand with the criticism, ask questions for clarification. Always say thank you and take time to think [...]

Teaching Decision Making: Leadership & Decisions

Leadership and decision making often go hand-in-hand. People lead in various ways, and leadership styles are important in decision making. Your students must learn to use their leadership skills to influence and impact others. They must also learn how to persuade others to understand and support their decisions as a [...]

By |2018-10-22T10:08:43-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|0 Comments