Conscious Discipline is a leader in classroom management and provides a transformational, whole-school solution for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation.Learn More
We equip educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.
Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families.Learn More
Mental Health Specialists
Conscious Discipline uses everyday events to cultivate emotional intelligence through a self-regulation program integrating social-emotional learning and discipline.Learn More
NEW: Conscious Discipline Parenting Education Curriculum Yields Positive Outcomes
In a research study by ChildTrends, Conscious Discipline’s parenting education curriculum was found to improve parenting knowledge and skills, increase parents’ ability to manage their own emotions and respond to children’s challenging behaviors, and improve emotional management and behavior in children. Notably, parents reported using Conscious Discipline skills and strategies more consistently six to eight weeks after parenting classes than immediately after classes concluded. Parents reported feeling happier, less frustrated and more interested in connecting with their children. Both directors and parents noted a positive change in the school-home connection.
Elevate Social Emotional Learning Conference
August 5-6 Orlando, FL
Elevate Social Emotional Learning Conference will equip you with best practices in social and emotional learning that empower you and your students to thrive. You’ll leave the conference with your complete SEL plan for the first six weeks, setting you and your students up for success all year long! Learn proven strategies to:
- Cultivate a healthy, connected home and school culture
- Boost teacher effectiveness and satisfaction
- Increase academic performance
- Reduce discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions
Building Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms and Schools
October 4-5 Orlando, FL
Approximately 35 million children in the United States have experienced trauma. Learn how to recognize and reach the children of trauma, changing their life trajectory for the better. Take a deeper look into trauma and learn to create a safe learning environment, plus:
- Understand the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior
- Create a culture of compassion, embracing marginalized children
- Implement seven interventions that help traumatized children learn in school
- Help lay the groundwork for a lifetime of resilience for all children
Dr. Becky A. Bailey
Learn more about author, educator, child development expert and founder of Conscious Discipline, Dr. Becky Bailey.
Browse our network of Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors, each personally selected, mentored and certified by Dr. Bailey.
Conscious Discipline Excels in Harvard Analysis of Top 25 SEL Programs
In a study published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and funded by The Wallace Foundation, Conscious Discipline was found to be one of only three SEL programs that focuses 75% or more of its content on Emotion/Behavior Regulation and Emotion Knowledge/Expression, and one of only 13 programs that focuses 50% or more its content on Interpersonal Skills. Conscious Discipline received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories. The study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”
Podcast Episode 048
How to Help Children Manage Rage
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey and special guest Kim Jackson
In this episode, Master Instructor Kim Jackson shares alternative strategies to help children understand and safely manage rage. She also explains how to differentiate between anger and rage, how to keep the other students in the classroom safe, and what you can do to start your “rage plan” tomorrow. The experience of rage will likely continue as children grow older, but you can provide the tools they need to manage it today.
“Slate Run Elementary earned an “A” from the Indiana Department of Education for 2015-2016! This grade reflects our incredible growth we demonstrated on statewide ISTEP assessment. We had the highest growth in our school district (among Title I and non-Title I schools). I attribute much of this growth to our work with Conscious Discipline to create a safe, connected School Family.”
Amy Neimeier, Principal, Slate Run Elementary School New Albany, IN
“Conscious Discipline went from changing my classroom, to changing our school, to changing every facet of my life. The changes in my classroom left me speechless. Our entire school became better connected. Our parents felt they were part of a School Family. Our teachers started seeing the best in students and each other. I was able to better manage relationships with coworkers, family and friends. By rewriting my way of thinking with Conscious Discipline, I am confident that I can say, ‘I can handle this,’ no matter what comes my way.”
Kyree C., Director of Curriculum Casper, Wyoming
“I purchased violence prevention curricula for our preschool at the Center for the Homeless, but it didn’t prevent violence. Now I know why. If children don’t feel safe, no curriculum can change behavior or address deeper needs. Conscious Discipline helped us meet our goal to connect with every child and lay the groundwork for breaking the cycle of homelessness. We finally have exact and effective responses!”
Sandy W South Bend, Indiana
“We were in the terrible twos and at our wits end. We would send our son to his room and he would laugh! We couldn’t understand why he was laughing when we were so angry! Dr. Bailey helped it make sense. The key is to see misbehavior in a positive light. By choosing not to enter the power struggle, I can prevent it from escalating. He will still challenge me, but I now I have the tools to help him work through the issues he’s facing.”
Stephanie M Clearwater, Florida
“Because of Conscious Discipline, our staff sees conflict as an opportunity to teach a missing skill. The Certified Instructor we’ve partnered with has always made herself available to our School Family to discuss and solve the challenges we face at our school. Our School Family has become a better place and it is because of our Certified Instructor leading the way with her endless knowledge of Conscious Discipline!
Michele N Canajorharie New York, New York
“Our Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor has conducted multiple Conscious Discipline workshops at our preschool. She has taught us how to use Conscious Discipline, and more importantly has helped us understand why this approach works and why the connections we are creating are so essential to the development of our children. This is a tremendous resource for parents and educators who wish to meet the social and emotional needs of children.”
Angie K., Preschool Director Cary, North Carolina
“We believe ‘You cannot teach what you do not know.’ Conscious Discipline has been a game changer in building what we know! We are forever grateful for learning how to build compassionate classroom climates through safety, connection and problem solving. Conscious Discipline has been both an anchor and a lifeline for our teachers to know there is a better way for our children to grow and love through kindness.”
Martha S. South Carolina
“Our School Family was recognized with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s You Make a Difference Award. Our Kindergarten and First Grade Inclusion classes were the only inclusion programs recognized in Orange County, and a major part of our success was due to implementing Conscious Discipline. Our children soared socially, emotionally, and academically!”
Tiffany T Gotha, Florida
“In twenty years of working with children, I have never heard a speaker who was more enjoyable, nor one more beneficial to my profession than Dr. Bailey. Her workshop is a must for anyone working with children!”
Gayle H Lebanon, TN