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Have you ever heard of soft skills, 21st Century skills or non-cognitive skills? Proponents of all camps behind those terms recognize that these skills are essential for students’ success. At PAIRIN, we use the term ‘Essential Skills.’ We like this term because it communicates how these are skills that are essential in any workplace, team...
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When a child has learning differences, they were previously labeled as “Special Ed,” but more recent advances in research have shown that these instances are merely neurodiversities, which are simply differences in brain functionality. Neurodiverse individuals have both unique strengths and weaknesses that are different from those of neurotypical brains. And while these individuals bring...
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Exploring the Spectrum of Brain Functionality The word “neurodiversity” was first used in the late 1990’s by autism rights advocate Judy Singer and New York journalist Harvey Blume to align with the wishes of individuals who did not want to be defined by a disability label but instead, based on their neurological differences. Since that...
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We sat down with Cheryl to learn more about why she teaches this course and what’s important in being a coach.  Find more info and sign up here. Tell us about your background as a coach. As far as being a coach, I’ve done it for more than 20 years. Dear friends introduced me to coaching, and...
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We sat down with PAIRINOLOGY 101 trainer Susan Simpson to take a closer look at her experience as well as the course structure and material. She gave us some great insights into who the course is designed for and how the content can be used to impact others. Question: Tell me about your background as a coach...
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Our CEO, Michael Simpson, is going to be moderating a panel of experts on entrepreneurship, answering the question “Are entrepreneurs born or made?” What’s your opinion on the issue? Comment below on what you think! And, in the meantime (since March is a bit far away), check out our session here. Title: How is the Entrepreneurialism...
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 We are beyond excited to be presenting at the Close It Summit and to also have a booth there! If you don’t know the Close It Summit, first look here. This year’s theme is “Shift Happens: No Turning Back”. We’re all about looking forward and creating change, so the conference is kind of right up our...
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Back to school resources to get your students into new mindsets and open to learning more than just the common core. Have you ever wondered how prepared for life your students are? If they could actually make it in the real world, beyond the structured school environment? Since we’re in the business of getting students ready...
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Lee Mayer, CEO and Founder of Havenly, talks about what she’s experienced in finding and hiring the perfect employees. Listen to some of her struggles and insights here! “Hi I’m Lee Mayer. I’m the CEO and co-Founder of Havenly and Havenly is interior design all online for one low flat fee. I think what’s really...
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Roy Dockery discusses how our skills assessment has helped him identify the behaviors people need to succeed at his company. “My name is Roy Dockery. I am the Vice President of Field Operations for Swisslog North America. We’re a healthcare automation company. My team is responsible for installing, maintaining, fixing everything that breaks everything that...
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