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

Conover’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Process

A quick internet search on the definition of PBIS results in two common threads—reducing problematic behaviors and increasing academic success, with an emphasis on evidence-based research. But, ever since PBIS was first introduced in 1997 in the re-authorization of IDEA as a research-based framework for supporting children with behavioral disorders, [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|PBIS, SEL, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Physical Wellness and PBIS

Physical wellness is the state of health that is the result of doing healthy things, such as eating good foods, exercising daily and feeling good about life. Wellness is the state of health and well-being we are able to achieve. It is not only being free of illness. It is [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Stress Management & PBIS

How Stress Works Stress is an unwanted response that is felt when our mind cannot deal with a challenge. But, where do these unwanted psychological (mind) and physical (body) reactions come from? Over the centuries, our “fight versus flight” reactions developed to help us deal with life. When faced with [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Commitment Ethic & PBIS

What is Commitment Ethic? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Whatever it takes” (usually in reference to accomplishing a task or achieving a goal)? That phrase is at the very heart of commitment. The drive to obtain a specific goal by pursuing it until it is achieved is what commitment [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Leadership & PBIS

Defining Sales Orientation and Leadership For many years, we at The Conover Company have grouped sales orientation with leadership. The two are fundamentally the same. Consider the following definitions: Leadership is the ability to clearly express to others your vision or ideas about how to do something, get them to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Time Management & PBIS

Why is Time Management a Big Deal? Simply defined, time management is making sure that your actions help you to finish things you have to do. Improving productivity has become a big priority in today's world. This is true for today’s students, as well as educators and those in the [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|PBIS, SEL, SPED|0 Comments

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 | December 2nd, 2016|Education, Emotional Intelligence, PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Decision Making & PBIS

The Importance of Decision Making The sixth step in our Success Profiler social/emotional pyramid is Decision Making. Decision making is using problem solving skills to discover a course of action that will most likely achieve the results you want. It is important to note the difference between decision making and [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments