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Since 1975, we have developed evidence-based cognitive lifeskills courses. Now, we have infused our cognitive restructuring model into early intervention and prevention courses.

ELS Courses

Early Intervention/Prevention Cognitive Behavioral Lifeskills

What People Say about ELS

The administration side of Lifeskills Link is incredibly user friendly and straightforward. For someone like myself who has multiple spinning plates at once, it's very helpful to be able to quickly sort and review the students' responses and issue course completion certificates.
Adriana Gomez
Executive Assistant, Student Services
San Mateo, CA
The Positive Thinking Skills class has been great for the students of Dixie High School and I hope we continue to offer it in the future.
Shayne Bat
At-risk Student Teacher
St. George, UT
I was able to participate in the Positive Thinking Skills Course with my son. I found it to be very relative in today's society. I appreciate the message of people being responsible for their own actions regardless of their upbringing. I wish this program was available when I was a kid. I support this program for all schools.
Kyle
Parent
Mesa, AZ
Our staff said that was the best training we have ever held at our school!
Andrea Damore
Beacon Academy of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Education Lifeskills has been a program I've been looking for to provide restorative outcomes to our students. Lifeskills courses, in conjunction with counseling services, have been a gamechanger for our administrators and counselors looking to keep students engaged in school. Our 3-month pilot has gone very well, and we look forward to embedding the program into our daily student supports (socially, emotionally, and behaviorally).
Don Scatena
Student Services Director
San Mateo, CA
My experience: The curriculum was so helpful to my students, because Education Lifeskills gives them opportunities to be real in real situations. This has helped them be successful in applying the skills, and also figuring out what their peers are going through. I am thankful that I was able to use it.
Veronica Bustillos
Gang Prevention Coordinator
Murray, UT
We have implemented the Positive Thinking Skills course into our alternative high school, and the conversations we are having with our students about their own thinking errors and the choices they are making on a daily basis have been incredible! The students relate to the material in a very tangible way, and their takeaways have been profound. Additionally, we have used Education Lifeskills as an intervention during our discipline proceedings with students and have had great feedback from parents and students alike as we have provided an intervention instead of just suspending or using other forms of punitive discipline.
Kieth
Principal
Nekoosa, WI

Upcoming events

2024 NEOA TRIO Day

Education Lifeskills partner, Dr. Doug Luffborough attending NEOA TRiO Day February 22, 2024 – February 23, 2024

NEOA advocates for “access to and success in postsecondary education for low-income individuals, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.” TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This year, we are excited that Dr. Doug Luffborough from our team will be attending. Dr. Luff is also a Massachusetts native, and as a keynote speaker and educational partner, he is thrilled to be back in town!

Innovative Schools Summit – New York

Addressing Unfinished Learning. Helping Students Overcome Trauma. Leading School Transformation. February 28, 2024 – March 2, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that we will be attending 4 ISS Conferences this year, with New York being the first. The Innovative Schools Summit is dedicated to providing educators with resources, workshops, and networking opportunities to help meet the diverse needs of today’s students. Come see us at the ISS Conference in New York, Nashville, Las Vegas, and San Antonio. Click below to learn more.  

Deeper Learning Conference

San Diego, CA March 26, 2024 – March 28, 2024

Brett Garner, Principal of High Tech Middle School will be presenting how his school is using the Education Lifeskills.

Archive Events

Washington County School District – Implementation Training

Anti-Prejudice Programming January 31, 2024 – February 1, 2024

Washington County School District is providing the Lifeskills Link Platform and the eLearning Humanity course to all 22 secondary schools. In an ongoing effort to address prejudice and bias (including any form of racism), the district is equipping each secondary campus with intervention tools and programming for students who are exhibiting any form of prejudice. The eLearning Humanity course helps students increase their self-awareness and take personal responsibility for both their intentions and their impact on others in their school community.

2024 UASSP Mid-Winter Conference

St. George, UT January 29, 2024 – January 31, 2024

The Utah Association of Secondary Schools Principals (UASSP) has a mission is to “recognize, promote, and enhance the leadership of Utah’s secondary school administrators.” We will be attending the UASSP Mid-Winter conference held in St. George, Utah from January 29 – 31. We look forward to attending and meeting with educators from all over the state. Stop by our booth and say hello!

Democracy Prep (Agassi Campus) Implementation Training

Las Vegas, NV January 18, 2024 – January 18, 2024

A member of the ELS team will be on hand to deliver implementation training for all of the administrators and educators who are involved with student discipline. After having piloted the program for several months, Democracy Prep – Agassi Campus is now ready to fully implement the program with all of their Tier 2 and Tier 3 students. They already have a rebranded in-school suspension model which is an ideal venue for students to engage in our CBT Lifeskills intervention courses.

Riverview Jr. High – Implementation Training

Restorative Practices Implementation Training December 12, 2023 – December 12, 2023

Riverview Jr. High School is adopting the Education Lifeskills program to drive a consistent, equitable, and restorative student intervention program. Administrators and staff will have access to all of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses to address specific at-risk behaviors in a restorative way. This implementation will include a focus on helping their in-school suspension model to include ELS courses as a supportive resource to generate and unlock restorative conversations with students and identify skill-building opportunities.

Murray High School – Implementation Training

Restorative Practices Implementation Training December 12, 2023 – December 12, 2023

Murray High School is adopting the Education Lifeskills program to drive a consistent, equitable, and restorative student intervention program. Administrators and staff will have access to all of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses to address specific at-risk behaviors in a restorative way. This implementation will include a focus on helping their in-school suspension model to include ELS courses as a supportive resource to generate and unlock restorative conversations with students and identify skill-building opportunities.

High Tech High – Implementation Training

Implementation Training | San Diego, CA December 6, 2023 – December 6, 2023

High Tech High is a public charter school located in San Diego, CA. What started as a small campus has evolved into a network of 16 charter schools, all of which have a unified vision for educating students. HTH is adopting the Education Lifeskills Program and will be given access to all of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses. Administrators, school counselors, and other staff will be participating in the training and will take an essential role on the Lifeskills Link Platform to support each student-facing CBT intervention.

Payson Jr. High – Implementation Training

December 5, 2023 – December 5, 2023

Payson Jr.High is located in Nebo School District (Utah). The ELS team will be on hand to begin the onboarding and implementation of the Education Lifeskills Program. Payson Jr. High will be using the Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses to enhance their engagement and intervention with students who are making poor choices that affect their ability, and the ability of the students in their community, to achieve academic success. A focus will be made on how to utilize the Lifeskills Link data points and student responses to unlock restorative conversations that lead to increased self-awareness and behavioral skill development.

Innovative Schools Summit – San Antonio, TX

Addressing Learning Loss. Transforming School Climate. Helping Marginalized Students. November 30, 2023 – December 3, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we will be attending 4 ISS Conferences this year, with San Antonio being the last. The Innovative Schools Summit is dedicated to providing educators with resources, workshops, and networking opportunities to help meet the diverse needs of today’s students. Come see us at the ISS in San Antonio. Click below to learn more.

Spanish Fork Jr. High School – Implementation Training

Restorative Practices Intervention Programming November 27, 2023 – November 27, 2023

The ELS team will be on hand to start the implementation process with Spanish Fork Jr. High School administrators and related staff. They will have access to all of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses through the Lifeskills Link Platform. The focus will be on building better relationships with students making poor choices and using the courses and program to drive restorative conversations with both students and their parents/guardians.

Carson High School – Implementation Training

Restorative Practices Implementation Training November 15, 2023 – November 15, 2023

Our team will be on-site in Carson City to provide implementation training for all staff and administrators involved in student discipline and intervention. This training focuses on providing intervention courses and the Lifeskills Link platform to help staff and administrators have more productive in-school interventions. Staff and administrators will be better equipped to unlock restorative conversations that lead to greater levels of self-awareness and skill development for students.

The HIDDEN Opportunity In Student Discipline

Restorative Practice Professional Development

Restorative Practices are both preventive and prescriptive to address the issues presented in classrooms, common areas, and the campus at large.

Rooted

This four-hour workshop will describe the relational model and mindset that needs to be built and the philosophical underpinnings that accompany a successful Restorative Practice Framework.

Growing

This four-hour workshop focuses on growing the Restorative culture of the campus at large. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of cultural responsiveness and more.

Sustaining

This four-hour workshop guides educators through skills that will decrease burnout and allow educators to cultivate deeper compassion for themselves.

Rooted

This four-hour workshop will describe the relational model and mindset that needs to be built and the philosophical underpinnings that accompany a successful Restorative Practice Framework.

Growing

This four-hour workshop focuses on growing the Restorative culture of the campus at large. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of cultural responsiveness and more.

Sustaining

This four-hour workshop guides educators through skills that will decrease burnout and allow educators to cultivate deeper compassion for themselves.