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 Stress Management: Self-Control

Self-control plays a big role in learning to manage stress and anxiety. Self-control is the ability to handle personal feelings and emotions in difficult situations. Learning to manage anxiety requires you to learn self-control. Without self-control, it is impossible to manage your stress and anxiety. In this post, you will [...]

Teaching Stress Management: Constructive Thinking

In the last post in this series you learned about the power of destructive thinking and how it can limit your students' ability to manage their stress. Destructive thinking is negative thinking, but constructive thinking is positive thinking. Through positive thinking, you can teach your students to weaken power of [...]

Teaching Stress Management

Stress is becoming more and more common among students today. Between assignments, after-school activities and other responsibilities, it is easy for students to feel stretched too thin and pulled in many directions. This can commonly lead to stress. When not addressed, stress can cause various health problems among other issues. [...]

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Anxiety Management: The Importance of Stress Management

What exactly is the importance of stress management? Experts estimate that stress costs the American economy more than $300 billion each year. Medical experts estimate that 80% of all health problems are, at least in part, due to stress. While the effects of stress on our society are great, poorly [...]

Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills involve interacting with other people. They are essential for the development of interpersonal awareness. In this post, we will cover the following techniques to teach your students interpersonal skills: Take interest in others Be friendly Take risks Silence negative self-talk Be a team player Take interest in others [...]