Month

September 2017
by Susan Simpson Imagine yourself waking up in the night and heading to the kitchen for a midnight snack. You’re halfway across the pitch dark room when suddenly a monstrous howl erupts at your feet. Filled with adrenaline you cry out in terror. And then it sinks in that the “monster” is your dog –...
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Denver, CO – <September 25, 2017> – Proven in the classroom for years, PAIRIN announces the launch of its new online soft skills curriculum. The over 300 online micro-lessons, and more than 400 combined exercises, handouts and rubrics, now form the most expansive soft skills curriculum ever developed for online usage. PAIRIN personalizes soft skills...
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by Dr. Tara Laughlin Soft Skills Over the last several decades, extensive research has shown the value of soft skills development, at all levels ranging from early childhood to late adulthood.  This research has come from differing fields and researchers with widely diverse backgrounds, illustrating the tremendous value and importance of soft skills.  When analyzing...
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By Allison Grenney I am so grateful for a wonderful family trip to Paris, France and Tangier, Morocco. My family from New Zealand, England and the USA gathered in Tangier to enjoy the colorful country, eat amazing food and ride camels.
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by Susan Simpson PAIRIN applies “hard science” to measure, map and develop over 100 soft skills and mindsets such as Initiative, Adaptability, Persistence and Problem Solving. The relative importance and desirable levels of these behavioral attributes vary according to different occupations. Conversely, the Imperative skills are universal and foundational in that rather than being job-specific,...
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By Tara Laughlin This was a fun summer of concerts for the Laughlin family! Mostly at Red Rocks. Here is the full list: John Mayer (Pepsi Center) Nathaniel Rateliff (Red Rocks) Avett Brothers (Red Rocks) Dispatch & Guster (Red Rocks) 311 (Levitt Pavilion) Ben Folds (Ogden) Incubus (Red Rocks) Elephant Revival & Oh Hellos (Red...
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As mentioned in our previous blog post [linked here] on the subject of hiring neurodiverse individuals for a more diverse workplace, many companies are recognizing the benefits of adding more neurodiversity into their organizations. But, it’s important to recognize that in order for a company to fully realize the benefits of having more neurodiverse individuals contribute...
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By Tara Laughlin This past summer, my husband and I took a kid-free vacation to San Diego.  Neither of us had been before, and we were pumped to visit the beaches, the different communities, and of course, the breweries. For anyone familiar with San Diego geography, we stayed on Point Loma, checked out the Gas Lamp...
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