SEL and Mental Health

The Problem The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened long-standing mental health challenges for students and staff alike, while highlighting the inequity in resources to deal with those problems. From 2019 - 87% increase in students seeking mental health services Nearly half of the schools surveyed do [...]

By |2022-03-22T15:38:32-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Education, Emotional Intelligence|Comments Off on SEL and Mental Health

Soft Skills Are Essential for Successful Distance Learning, Especially for Vulnerable Students

For over 40 years Conover has developed research-based SEL/soft skills assessments and skill building systems.  We often have success stories from program administrators who run transition and work experience programs.  These individuals are on the front lines helping their participants succeed in life and the workplace. These administrators understand [...]

By |2021-03-29T15:45:38-05:00March 29th, 2021|Education, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Soft Skills Are Essential for Successful Distance Learning, Especially for Vulnerable Students

What Makes Conover Online Different in the Distance Learning World

The decisions you make now in setting up your environment and infrastructure will determine the future success (or failure) of your distance learning program for your staff and students. Last spring (when COVID-19 caught us all by surprise), it was acceptable for staff to fill in the gaps by [...]

By |2020-09-17T09:41:33-05:00September 16th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on What Makes Conover Online Different in the Distance Learning World

Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Listening

In order to teach your students interpersonal awareness, you have to teach them how to listen. Listening is a primary communication activity used by all people and is central to the personal, social and educational and workplace success of every person. One of the best ways to improve interpersonal awareness [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:18:25-05:00April 1st, 2019|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Listening

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 [...]

By |2019-03-22T10:09:47-05:00March 18th, 2019|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Interpersonal Skills

Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Improving Self-Awareness

The best way to teach your students self-awareness is to help them become aware of their emotions. The psychologist, John Mayer, says that self-awareness means being aware of both your mood and your thoughts about that mood. If you realize you're in a bad mood, you're already on the road [...]

By |2019-03-18T10:54:48-05:00March 11th, 2019|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Interpersonal Awareness: Improving Self-Awareness

Teaching Assertion: Steps for Success

Help your students take the first steps toward becoming assertive. The following steps are small, but important, things to help them succeed in adapting a new, assertive communication style: Decide to change Decide what you want Be fair Know how to say “no” Learn how to listen Take risks Be [...]

By |2019-02-18T13:17:31-06:00February 11th, 2019|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Teaching Assertion: Steps for Success

Social and Emotional Learning & Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? Social and Emotional Learning is also referred to as Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Emotional intelligence is the term used worldwide when referring to social and emotional learning and development. Emotional intelligence is a learned ability to identify, experience, understand, and express human emotions in [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:18-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Education, Emotional Intelligence, PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|Comments Off on Social and Emotional Learning & Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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 |2017-05-18T10:59:15-05:00October 31st, 2016|Education, PBIS, SPED|Comments Off on Technology and Three Tiers of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Special Education in Virtual Schools

Technology is amazing. For millions of people across the world, it opens doors that would have remained closed in the past. A patient in the U.S. can have his X-rays viewed in India to get results quickly and save money in the process. You can hail a taxi with your [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:19-05:00September 8th, 2016|Career Assessment, Education|Comments Off on Special Education in Virtual Schools

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