Virtual Support for Educators
Enhanced E-Course Site License
Effective immediately, all levels of Conscious Discipline E-Course Site Licenses have been enhanced to better support virtual professional development. Now individual users can remotely access video sessions, participant guides and bonus resources from anywhere.Learn More
Free 3-Session Trauma Webinar
This essential 3-session webinar series Understanding Trauma: Reaching and Teaching Children with Trauma with Dr. Becky Bailey available at NO COST for individual users for the next 90 days. Access over 120 minutes of video content, participant guides and more.Learn More
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Take advantage of a FREE Premium Resource Membership for 90 days. You’ll receive access to our most requested implementation tools, including Elevate SEL video sessions, audio series, Make-N-Takes, Conscious Discipline Games, We Care Cards and more.Learn More
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Sign up for a Free Resource Membership and browse our library of over 300 free and premium digital social emotional learning and classroom management resources including videos, printables, song lyrics, podcasts, assessment rubrics and much more.Learn More
Articles: Five Helpful Responses to COVID-19 for Families
Kids don’t say, “Beloved parent, I’m having difficulty in my daily life. I don’t fully understand what’s happening, I miss my friends, I’m afraid someone I know is going to die and it feels like life will never be normal again.” Instead, they throw tantrums, become clingy, sulk, backtalk, refuse to do anything you ask, wet the bed, pick fights with siblings and suddenly forget how to do basic tasks they mastered years ago.
Whew! Let’s step back, take a few deep breaths and learn a little about your child’s brain: Safety is the brain’s most basic need, followed closely by connection. When we feel unsafe or disconnected, our brains downshift from the higher centers responsible for learning and problem solving, to the lower reactionary centers. That’s why all those challenging behaviors are popping up, and why a minor frustration is now Titanic in size.
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Webinars: Conscious Discipline 101 for Parents with Amy Speidel
The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model provides the foundation for a toolset that empowers adults to recognize children’s internal states and help them shift to a state that’s conducive to learning and creative problem-solving. This process involves learning to respond to children differently than adults responded to us as we grew up. Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Amy Speidel for an overview of the Conscious Discipline skills, strategies and brain state model to get you started or continue growing in your journey to more peaceful parenting practices.
Social Story: Why Can’t I Go to School?
To keep staff and students safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19, many schools around the world have closed their doors. For children, this abrupt disruption to routine can feel confusing and scary. Translated into six languages, this social story answers the question, “Why Can’t I Go to School?” in simple and reassuring terms.Download
Social Story: Coronavirus Is a Big Word
In the wake of COVID-19, our normal way of life and our usual routines have been turned upside down. For children, these abrupt changes are especially confusing and scary, and so is the idea of a mysterious virus. Providing age-appropriate information soothes anxiety, and this simple social story gives you the words to use.Download
Social Story: My School is Closed Right Now
Focused support for students experiencing homelessness. To keep staff and students safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19, many schools around the world have closed their doors. This abrupt disruption to routine is confusing and scary for all children, but even more so for children experiencing homelessness.Download
Social Story: Why Can’t We Have Our Home Visits?
Adapted for home educators, this simple social story uses age-appropriate language to answer the question, “Why Can’t We Have Our Home Visits?” in reassuring, age-appropriate language.Download
Story Hand: Soothe Stress about COVID-19
This Story Hand is an adapted I Love You Ritual designed to help adults comfort and connect with children who are feeling scared or anxious about COVID-19. Begin with a gentle hand massage accompanied by a personalized social story.Download
Guide to a Brain Smart Start for Our Day
Dr. Bailey’s Conscious Discipline Brain Smart Start consists of four activities designed to get children and adults in the optimal brain state for learning and problem-solving. These components include an activity to Unite, an activity to Disengage Stress, an activity to Connect and an activity to Commit.Download
Learning Routines for Children
Establishing a set learning routine provides predictability and brain breaks that help increase focus and engagement. This template and accompanying sample routines will help you plan your daily learning routine.Download
Family Cell Phone Parking Lot
Emphasize connection during mealtimes, family nights and other special family times by using the Family Cell Phone Agreement and Cell Phone Parking Lot pages included in this document.Download
STOP / GO Signs for Working from Home
The STOP and GO door signs included here will help children (and other adults) respect your boundaries while you are working in the home. Includes a Conversation Starter that encourages cooperation and teaches children how to use the signs to respect boundaries.Download
Memory Game Breathing Choices
S.T.A.R., Pretzel, Balloon and Drain are the four core strategies Conscious Disicpline teaches to encourage deep belly breathing. Enjoy a fun a memory game that provides ample breathing practice to help children learn this essential active calming and self-regulation skills.Download
How I Can Help Keep it Safe at Home
Being helpful creates a sense of purpose, accomplishment and wellbeing that is especially important during these uncertain times. This printable resource lists several ways that young children can contribute to safety and help the home run smoothly as families stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Download
Caring Connections Calendar
Authentic connection provides a buffer that softens the negative effects of stressful situations. The Caring Connections Calendar features activities that strengthen relationships by practicing kindness, being grateful and spending quality time with those we love.Download
Lyric Sheets: Handwashing Songs
Proper handwashing is one of the simplest and most important ways to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. This printable resource includes lyrics and directions for songs children can sing while washing their hands.Download
Handwashing Visual Procedures
Handwashing is one of the simplest and most important ways to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Available in both English and Spanish, this printable resource provides step-by-step visual instructions for proper, effective handwashing.Download
I Can Handle Scared Homemade Book
It can be difficult for children to handle big emotions like fear. They may experience loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, or headaches. When children feel scared, use this class-made book to help them manage their fear. This book teaches strategies that allow children to calm and feel safe.Download
Five Steps to Self-Regulation Icons
Self-regulation is essential for social, emotional, academic and life success. Help coach children in the five-step process with these icons for I Am, I Calm, I Feel, I Choose and I Solve. This download includes a brief explanation and a single page listing of the five steps.Download
Free Resource: Shubert at Home
Shubert’s Home in Bug Valley offers practical, room-by-room examples of Conscious Discipline implementation in the home. Explore the Living Room, Kitchen, Bedrooms and more to discover tips, tools, tricks and videos designed to help parents and families bring the principles and practices of Conscious Discipline to life. Click through the 12 areas of Shubert’s Home to find valuable resources that will help you build a foundation of safety, connection and problem-solving in your family’s home.
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Podcasts: Real Talk for Real Teachers
Podcast: Managing Anxiety - Helping Children Name, Claim and Tame Their Distress
In this episode, Jill Molli teaches us new skills as she shares her personal journey with her own anxiety and with helping her daughter manage similar feelings.
Podcast: Weaving I Love You Rituals into the Day
Join Master Instructor Kim Hughes, a 30-plus year veteran of the education field, as she leads a session on making I Love You Rituals part of your day.
Podcast: Wishing Well to Heal from Tragedy and Loss
In this episode, principal Kathy Spidle and teachers Julie Hoven and Miranda Richardson share how they used the Wish Well Ritual to keep the School Family connected and teach love, empathy and kindness during a tragic time.
Podcast: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Young Children
Join Master Instructor Vicky Hepler as she leads a session on teaching conflict resolution in early childhood on this special episode of Real Talk for Real Teachers.
Podcast: Parenting with Conscious Discipline
Listen as Ginny Luther, owner of Peaceful Parenting and retired Conscious Discipline Master Instructor of 18+ years, shares her story of parenting with Conscious Discipline.
Podcast: The Power and Potential of Faith
Listen in as Master Instructor Amy Speidel shares her story of how faith and Conscious Discipline have intersected in her life.
Podcast: How to Help Children Manage Rage
In this episode, Master Instructor Kim Jackson shares alternative strategies to help children understand and safely manage rage.