Using ESSER Funds for SEL Initiatives
2020 introduced new challenges to educators, students and families around the world. As many U.S. schools begin returning to normalcy, it’s clear that the effects of the pandemic linger. Schools will continue to grapple with increased trauma, heightened anxiety,...Read
Three Vital Steps to Successful Routines
Webinar: Three Vital Steps to Successful Routines Routines are essential because predictability helps children (and adults) feel safe. When we feel safe, we’re willing and able to form relationships with others. Once we feel safe and have formed relationships,...Read
Keys to Connecting with Relationship-Resistant Children
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guest Brooke Haberle Episode Summary Research shows that positive student-teacher relationships result in a more productive learning environment, improved peer relationships and increased academic achievement. However,...Read
Shifting from Controlling Behavior to Teaching Skills
Real Talk for Real Teachers with Dr. Becky Bailey, Julie Ruffo and special guest Melissa McComb Episode Summary Many classrooms and schools rely on systems of punishments and rewards,...
Rhode Island Schools Gain New Tool for Meeting Biden Administration’s Goals for SEL
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2021) Conscious Discipline, a 25-year leader in the field of social-emotional learning (SEL), and Sargent Rehabilitation Center’s Regional Resource Center have entered a partnership that will...
Help Kids Calm with a Portable Safe Place for Distance Learning
All learning occurs in the higher centers of the brain. Emotional upset —which is often acted out through behaviors like crying, hiding, yelling, whining, stomping and hitting — is an indicator that a child is in a lower brain...Read »
Four Quick Ways to Improve Distance Learning Today
Distance Learning (DL) poses unique challenges for students, teachers and parents alike. Staying focused, sitting still, listening attentively and maintaining enthusiasm are common concerns for all age groups. Adults can support DL and improve students’ experience immediately with these...Read »
Building Connection into Digital Morning Meetings
My name is Mandy Herold and I am a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor located in South Africa. This is my tenth year as the Principal of the Junior Prep (Grades 0-3) at The Ridge School, an all-boys independent prep...Read »
Webinar: Wishing You Wellness: Parent Self-Care
During stressful times, practicing self-care often slips off of our to-do list. But when you’re stressed, prioritizing self-care is more important than ever. If we don’t practice self-care, we can’t possibly give our best selves to our children, our loved ones, or those around us. Join Master Instructor Angela Fraley to fill your wellness toolbox with six wellness tools that will help you feel calm, relaxed, and ready to access the best version of yourself. These tips were made for parents, but they’re perfect for educators too!
Article Series: Conscious Discipline Consequences
One of the most frequently asked questions about Conscious Discipline is: “Does Conscious Discipline have consequences?” Conscious Discipline uses effective consequences by first building a foundation of safety, connection, and teaching missing skills. This foundation allows children to truly learn from consequences, resulting in permanent behavior change. Learn more about effective consequences and how to apply them in this series by Conscious Discipline founder and SEL pioneer Dr. Becky Bailey.