4 Reasons Why Students Need SEL

In the past, education has focused mainly on cognitive skills such as reading, writing, math, and science. But today, social emotional learning (SEL) is gaining more attention as educators recognize the importance of teaching students how to navigate their emotions in order to become successful in life. Let's take [...]

By |2022-12-09T12:30:28-06:00December 9th, 2022|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Students Need SEL

3 Applied Math Skills for Special Education

Many students with special needs struggle with math. This is often due to a combination of difficulty understanding concepts, processing information, and/or retaining information. As a result, these students may require specialized instruction and accommodations in order to succeed in math class. There are a variety of applied [...]

By |2022-12-05T08:29:53-06:00December 4th, 2022|Education, Life Skills, SPED|Comments Off on 3 Applied Math Skills for Special Education

3 Current Issues Facing Special Education

Today marks an incredibly special day - it is Special Education Day! Since 1975, December 2nd has been recognized in the United States as Special Education Day. This day marks the signing of the Individuals with with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which allowed students with special needs to access [...]

By |2022-12-02T08:31:41-06:00November 29th, 2022|Education, News, SPED|Comments Off on 3 Current Issues Facing Special Education

How Students with Special Needs Can Benefit from Applied Math Skills Training

Many students with special needs struggle with math. By receiving specialized instruction and training in applied math skills, however, special education students can make significant strides in their mathematical abilities. Here's a look at how applied math skills training can benefit special education students: Applied Math Skills Training Teaches [...]

By |2022-12-02T22:15:45-06:00November 28th, 2022|Education, SPED|Comments Off on How Students with Special Needs Can Benefit from Applied Math Skills Training

4 Ways to Celebrate Career Development Month in the Classroom

It's National Career Development Month! This month is all about helping individuals boost their workplace readiness skills and enhance their career prospects. There are lots of great ways to celebrate in the classroom. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1. Talk about different careers. National Career [...]

By |2022-11-18T12:14:24-06:00November 18th, 2022|Career Assessment, Education, Workplace Readiness|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Celebrate Career Development Month in the Classroom

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
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