Stress: Is it as minor as we think it is?

The Importance of Stress Management How big is the problem of poorly managed stress? 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 [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Anger Management, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Academic and Career Goal Setting & PBIS

A Reason to Learn Have you ever wondered why a student has a difficult time learning? If you asked the student why he or she doesn’t seem interested in learning, the response might be, “What’s the point? Give me a good reason for learning or I’m out of here”. If [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

PBIS – Focus On the Cause Not the Symptom

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has been around for a long time. The process has had time to establish and refine itself in most school systems across the nation. Most systems seem to start with some sort of data- based decision making that leads to establishing a set of [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Bullying Prevention – Addressing Bullying at its Source

An immense amount of materials have been developed over the years to address the problem of bullying. Most deal with the actions of the bully but not the victim of the bullying. But bullying is a double edged sword. It involves the bully or the giver and the receiver or [...]

Anger Management – Stress Management Overview

What does everyone have in common, no matter what part of the world they come from? We can all recognize an angry face when we see one. Anger is a common emotion for all of us. While everyone experiences anger not everyone reacts to feelings of anger in the same [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence|0 Comments

Conover’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Process

A quick internet search on the definition of PBIS results in two common threads—reducing problematic behaviors and increasing academic success, with an emphasis on evidence-based research. But, ever since PBIS was first introduced in 1997 in the re-authorization of IDEA as a research-based framework for supporting children with behavioral disorders, [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|PBIS, SEL, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Physical Wellness and PBIS

Physical wellness is the state of health that is the result of doing healthy things, such as eating good foods, exercising daily and feeling good about life. Wellness is the state of health and well-being we are able to achieve. It is not only being free of illness. It is [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Stress Management & PBIS

How Stress Works Stress is an unwanted response that is felt when our mind cannot deal with a challenge. But, where do these unwanted psychological (mind) and physical (body) reactions come from? Over the centuries, our “fight versus flight” reactions developed to help us deal with life. When faced with [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion – Steps to Success

Jump start your new assertive communication style! Sometimes taking that first step is the hardest part when you are trying to do something important. It can be overwhelming to think about and remember everything you must do in order to be assertive. You might be held back by a fear [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Anger Management, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Commitment Ethic & PBIS

What is Commitment Ethic? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Whatever it takes” (usually in reference to accomplishing a task or achieving a goal)? That phrase is at the very heart of commitment. The drive to obtain a specific goal by pursuing it until it is achieved is what commitment [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments