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Conscious Discipline Excels in Analysis of Top 25 Social Emotional Learning Programs
Compared to 25 other SEL programs, Conscious Discipline (CD) is one of only three programs that focuses three-quarters or more of their content on Emotional Processes (specifically Emotion Knowledge/Expression and Emotion/Behavior Regulation) and one of 13 programs that focuses more than half their program content on Interpersonal Skills. In comparing key components of SEL programs, CD received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories.
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Life-changing skills at the click of a button! Our award-winning online course delivers everything you need to decrease problem behaviors, power struggles, impulsivity and aggression, while increasing resilience, self-regulation, emotional health and overall achievement. Conscious Discipline is a leader in brain-based, trauma-informed social-emotional learning. Dr. Becky Bailey, the founder of Conscious Discipline, will guide you through the program’s core methodology in this intensive course that delivers 10+ hours of experiential learning, digital extras and video FAQs. We’ve designed this life-changing e-course for all those who come in contact with children, especially educators, parents and mental health professionals. You provide the willingness to change; we’ll provide the skills you need to make that change a reality!
2020 Conscious Discipline Events
Conscious Discipline (SEL) for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Educators must understand ASD and how...View Event
Self-Regulation with the Feeling Buddies
St. Peters, MO
Self-regulation is key to managing behavior and fulfilling social and academic potential. Learn a powerful five-step process to help...View Event
Session A: Summer Institute (CD1) 2020 Satellite, Infant/Toddler (0-3)
Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo in Madison, WI June 8-13 for Session A: Summer Institute Satellite. Summer...View Event
Session B: Summer Institute (CD1) 2020 Satellite
Columbia, South Carolina
Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Kim Hughes in Columbia, SC June 22-28 for Session B: Summer Institute Satellite. Summer...View Event
Session B: Summer Institute (CD1) 2020 Satellite
Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Amy Speidel in Pasadena, TX June 22-28 for Session B: Summer Institute Satellite. Summer...View Event
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Explore free resources, videos, articles and printables that reinforce Conscious Discipline best practices.
Conscious Discipline has a 20-year track record of transformational results.
Conscious Discipline Methodology
Evidence-based Social Emotional Learning and Classroom Management Best Practices
Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard 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.”
Our core methodology is based on four essential components that are scientifically and practically designed for success:
Brain State Model
The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model recognizes three basic brain / body / mind states likely to produce certain behaviors. Intentional, state- specific responses enable access to advanced skills.
Seven Powers for Conscious Adults
The seven powers create a shift in the way adults see conflict so we can maintain composure and consciously respond to difficult situations. Adults’ ability to self-regulate is the precursor to teaching children social-emotional skills.
Creating the School Family
The School Family increases connections between adults and children at all levels, ensuring optimal development for all. A School Family culture is built through consistent modeling of routines, rituals and structures.
Seven Skills of Discipline
These seven skills transform everyday discipline issues into teachable moments, equipping children with the social-emotional and communication skills needed to manage themselves, resolve conflict and develop healthy behavior.
Dr. Becky Bailey
More About Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline Founder
Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She touches thousands of lives each year through live events and over 1.2M of her top-selling books are in circulation.
- Educator – Dr. Bailey has worked with children for 35+ years and has also developed curriculum and taught at the college and graduate level.
- Author – Dr. Bailey has authored 15 books related to guidance and discipline and 14 children’s books that model Conscious Discipline for children and adults.
- Founder – Dr. Bailey, along with Kate O’Neil, founded Conscious Discipline (Loving Guidance, Inc.) in 1996. The company recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary.
- Speaker – Becky is a dynamic and engaging speaker, facilitating Institutes, workshops, courses and keynote addresses at a variety of Conscious Discipline and education industry events annually.
To request an interview, inquire about keynote speaking engagements or learn more about Dr. Bailey’s academic background, experience, publications and honors,
Helpful Teaching on Any Device, On-Demand
Build your Conscious Discipline skills with flexible e-learning options including online courses, webinars and our newly released podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers,” with award-winning author and educator Dr. Becky Bailey.
NEW: Online Course with Dr. Becky Bailey
Our newly expanded and updated online course, Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Schools and Homes includes 10+ hours of experiential learning with Dr. Becky Bailey, a course textbook, participant workbook and tons of digital extras.
Browse free webinars from Dr. Bailey and other Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors on a variety of helpful topics.
New Podcast: Real Talk for Real Teachers
NEW! Listen in to Dr. Becky Bailey and guests via her new monthly Podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” Subscribe now for real life examples, advice and encouragement.
Our Premium Resource Toolkit includes access exclusive digital resources including five popular, multi-part audio series from Dr. Becky Bailey.
Institutes, Workshops and Conferences
From our in-depth Summer Institutes to workshops to National and Local Workshops to Industry Conferences, you will find Conscious Discipline at over 30 events each year. Browse our schedule to learn more about upcoming topics, dates and registration information.
Conscious Discipline’s Summer (CD1) and Advanced (CD2) Institutes are 5- to 7-day intensive events. These immersive experiences sell out annually, and offer a hands-on working understanding of how the powers, skills and structures of Conscious Discipline unleash safety, connection and problem-solving.
These national and regional workshops are hosted around the U.S. and internationally and focus on specific Conscious Discipline Skills and structures. Whether you’re just beginning, deepening your understanding or need a refresher, you’ll learn, connect and develop new skills with the potential for immediate, transformational impact with your clients or program.
Learn more about Conscious Discipline in your own community! Browse our local workshops to see what our Certified Instructors are up to as they partner with area school districts, after-school and community programs. Plus, find out where to sign up for upcoming parenting events and learn how to Conscious Discipline works at home.
Conscious Discipline attends a broad range of regional and national education industry and social-emotional learning events. Our Master and Certified Instructors are frequent keynote speakers and workshop facilitators, plus you’ll often find interactive demonstration and FAQ sessions at our booth in the exhibit hall.
Celebrations & Success Stories
Celebrations & Success Stories
Our Conscious Discipline Family LOVES to celebrate! Whether it’s new resources and events to serve you better, helpful partnerships or big wins in homes, classrooms, schools and districts – we’re grateful for each and every one.
Events & Resource Announcements
Learn more about what our Dr. Becky Bailey and our Office Family are up to – from advocating for Social-Emotional Learning in Washington, D.C., to expansions of our best-selling Summer Institute to include satellite locations around the country, and more.
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. Browse the statistical findings, research, papers and assessment that support our evidence-based approach, which is recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Conscious Discipline is celebrating 20 years! Learn more about our journey, watch the video and download a free printable from Dr. Becky Bailey. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the reach and impact of our programs and practices and learn some fun facts along the way.
This is where the transformation happens – on the front lines of districts, schools, classrooms, homes and childcare programs. We love celebrating wins both big and small with the many practitioners of Conscious Discipline around the country and the world! Browse success stories, or share your own.
Our Office Family is always hard at work looking for opportunities to serve you better. Learn more about our most recent product launches and what’s currently in development for administrators, teachers, parents and mental health professionals.