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|2 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|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 |2017-05-18T10:59:15-05:00October 31st, 2016|Education, PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Anger Management – You Can’t Discipline Your Way Out of the Problem

Recently the U.S. Department of Education sent guidance from the director of the Office of Special Education Programs, Ruth Ryder, to all public schools stating that schools are required to provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities. One major reason these supports are needed is because these students frequently [...]

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