Yvette Prior

About me

Educator, researcher, psychologist, wife, mother, author, artist, yogi

I have been teaching on and off since the 1990s. I have had many detours on my career track, but the side trails have led to what I needed. Also,  teaching in Higher Ed has been a "high" light. 


Improving Soft Skills through Emotional Intelligence | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Yvette Prior

The good news is that soft skills (EQ) can be developed and we can increase emoathy and work at regaulating emtons while we grow and continue to improve. 

Soft Skills for Instructors | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Yvette Prior

I really enjoy how this first module used research to support the points and clams - for example how the workplace success requures 85% soft skills and 15% hard skills - and then also noting the...

Two Types of Motivators: Intrinsic & Extrinsic | Origin: ED112 | New comment by Yvette Prior

Like the reminder about how extrisnic rewards dirve behavior but might give temporary results and stduents could feel manipulated by those outer rewards  Also, external rewards being used until...

Two Main Issues: Security & Autonomy | Origin: ED112 | New comment by Yvette Prior

I think a challenge for instructors at ECPI has to do with the five week format and the modules that come with each shell - It can be difficult to make changes to a "shell" for a cource because...

Stress Management | Origin: ML136 | New comment by Yvette Prior

I had so many takeaways from this course  Two helpul ones related to 1) Using structure as a way to gudie and plan for effectvness, which ca then help us manage stress and allow for time to...

Box Breathing for Health | New file by Yvette Prior

Box breathingm also called square breathing - can help with stress release   

Therapist Aid Online | New file by Yvette Prior

One of my favorite resoruces online is Therpsit Aid, which had free worksheets and a myriad of resources for helping with crisis managment and so much more  https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-...

Crisis Management | Origin: ED401 | New comment by Yvette Prior

Reply to John Monsam's post: John, I agree about the value of considring the instrutor's experience and reminding us to frt go with our gut  I also agree about the increased insight in...

Meeting Management | New comment by Yvette Prior

I enjoyed your comment and the aim of getting material to meeting members wth at least 48 hours is a nice reminder. Then, we can also check to see if folks were able to digest the material before...

Meeting Management | Origin: ML114 | New comment by Yvette Prior

A top takeaway from this course was the “8-18-1800” rule: To problem or make a decision, invite no more than eight people. To brainstorm it could help to have as many as 18 people. And o...