Empathy & PBIS

Empathy: The Cornerstone of Emotional Intelligence Empathy is the fourth building block of our social/emotional pyramid that is measured by the Success Profiler’s Personal Skills Map. Empathy is one of the most critical characteristics of social and emotional learning (SEL). Without empathy, emotional intelligence is simply not possible. Empathy is [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion – What is it and Why do you need it?

At some point in their life, everyone is called on to speak with and to lead others. The way in which they do these things, or their individual style, has a huge impact on their success. Think about all of the leaders you have followed in your lifetime. The leaders [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Interpersonal Awareness & PBIS

Assessing Social/Emotional Learning In our blog on Self-Esteem and PBIS, we focused on the building blocks of social/emotional learning. For over 35 years, we at The Conover Company have been publishing evidenced-based assessments and skill-intervention systems for social/emotional learning. One of the most valid assessments for social/emotional learning is our [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion & PBIS

What is Interpersonal Assertion? Interpersonal Assertion is the ability to insist on one’s rights in a good way. Assertion is a way of getting what you want without violating or offending the rights of others. A lack of assertion results in negative behaviors that cause people to hurt themselves or [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Empathy – Responding to Others

Have you ever been tongue-tied over what to say to someone? An important part of having empathy is to reflect on what another person is experiencing and take appropriate action. But, have you ever been in a situation where you just didn’t know how to take action or respond appropriately? [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Self-Esteem & PBIS

A Wholesome Approach A computer is made up of two main components: Hardware and software. Both are necessary for the computer to operate successfully. Without hardware, your computer would not exist and software would have nothing to run on, and without software, you would simply have a machine, incapable of [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Technology and Three Tiers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

There are many approaches to delivering positive intervention and supports.  We feel that our Conover PBIS approach is the most practical because it is the approach that is focused on the student. We know from experience that a student-centered approach will resonate with both staff and students. Another key feature [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Education, PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Empathy – Empathetic Listening

If you know someone who is a good listener they will likely have many friends. People like to be around others that listen to them. In a world of change and pressure, it takes real effort to take time to listen to others. Empathetic Listening is a method of listening [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Empathy – Accept Others For Who They Are

Have you ever had a hard time “fitting in” somewhere? Whether it be at school or work, in a new group of friends, or even your own family, we can all relate to feeling unaccepted at one time or another. On the other hand, many of us can think of [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Merging Social/Emotional Learning with PBIS

PBIS: Not just another “quick fix” There are many trends in education that have come and gone over the years. The reason most trends don’t last long is because they try to quickly fix the problem by taking a single trait factor approach to student intervention. As a result, educators [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments