Stress Management: Self-Control

Self-control plays a big role in learning to manage stress. Self-control is the ability to handle personal feelings and emotions in difficult situations. Learning to manage stress requires you to learn self-control. Without self-control, it is impossible to manage your anger and stress. Let’s look at some topics related to [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Values Congruence & PBIS

What is Values Congruence? The third scale measured by our Personal Responsibility Map, (our core assessment for achieving academic and career goals), is Values Congruence. A value is a belief about what is good, just, and beautiful. Values influence people's ways of behaving and how they respond to situations. Values [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress Management – The Power of Positive Thinking

Constructive Thinking In a previous post, we talked about the power of destructive thinking and how it can limit your ability to manage stress. Destructive thinking is negative thinking. It limits our ability to make positive choices in our lives. Fortunately, you are able to change your thinking. In this [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Self-Efficacy & PBIS

Believing in Yourself: The Self-Efficacy Theory Self–Efficacy, the second scale in our Personal Responsibility Map, is the belief in one’s ability to achieve stated goals. simply stated, it is your view of possibilities, or the extent to which you view your goals as within your ability to achieve. The psychologist [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Destructive Thinking: The Hidden Cause of Stress

Every day our minds have about 60,000 thoughts. Many of these thoughts are repeated over and over. In fact, experts say that 90% of those 60,000 daily thoughts are the same ones we had the day before. We can be aware of these thoughts, but we usually tend not to [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Goal Setting & PBIS

Wishes versus Goals Goal setting is the first, and probably the most important, scale measured by our Personal Responsibility Map. In order to learn how to set and achieve goals, it is helpful to understand the difference between goals and dreams or wishes. By definition, a goal is an object [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

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 [...]