Dr. Becky Bailey is a force for change in education. More than 25 years ago, Becky’s mission to improve the lives of educators, children and families coalesced into Conscious Discipline, a trauma-informed, neuroscience-based practice that unlocks the power of self-regulation for optimal living and learning. Since those early days, Conscious Discipline has embraced the possibilities of expansion into a worldwide presence shown to be effectual in transforming school districts, Head Start centers, public and private schools, individual families, nonprofit organizations, counseling practices, and many other settings. Each year, Becky appears at Elevate Conscious Discipline, a national education conference she designed to reach and support educators in unique ways.

“Conscious Discipline provides events that are vastly different than most professional development offerings out there— Elevate especially,” she says. Professional development has garnered a reputation of being distant, inapplicable, and delivered by people who are out of touch with the real challenges educators face. In Elevate, Becky envisioned a conference for educators, by educators that cultivates connection and inspires implementation through the experiences, learning, and practical application of those utilizing Conscious Discipline to fidelity in their workplaces. “We provide our attendees with speakers who are relevant and current practitioners who are in the trenches alongside other teachers. Instead of listening to someone who may have never been in the classroom, you can hear directly from someone is experiencing the same wins, challenges, and changes you’re experiencing, at the same time.” Elevate offers different learning tracks depending on content area, grade, specialty, and age range so attendees learn from others who are working in the same area. “If you teach fifth grade,” Becky says, “You’ll hear from a fifth-grade teacher!”

With this year’s theme, “Embrace Possibilities,” these talented educator-speakers will help attendees envision the positive changes that are possible with a shift in mindset and skillset. “Seeing the potential for a person, a situation, a child, or a system to change is the first step to creating that change,” Becky said. “We’re going to help you see it differently and do it differently, so the 2024-2025 school year can be a year of real improvement.”

As we sit together during a break at a week-long Conscious Discipline Institute, Becky passionately describes how educators have been “through the wringer” the last few years, including how even though the general population thinks Covid-19 is old news, educators will be dealing with the impact for years to come.

“The pandemic took an extreme toll, and the ongoing recovery efforts perpetuate feelings of pressure, stress, and frustration as student needs outpace educator skillsets. Educators have been living in their survival and emotional states for years, and many have few tools to make it out,” Becky said. For educators to be effective in the classroom, they must learn to regulate themselves first. “We can’t operate from our lower brain states and think students are magically going to be in a higher state, ready to learn,” Becky said. “That’s why we provide practical application, not just theory. We hope to lift and renew you so you can learn and apply that learning to your life beyond the conference and with your students.”

This valuable conference for educators and administrators occurs in October by design. By mid-fall, those in education are in the thick of it, clearly able to see the needs of staff and students, and often starting to feel the drag of daily pressures. Becky says whether you feel you’re at the top of your game or heading into this school year already exhausted from the last one, Elevate meets you where you are with the inspiration, connection, fresh perspectives, and practical application you need to thrive. “Elevate is exactly where you need to be— with other practitioners just like you, learning how to do it better. We are all in this together.”

Join experienced practitioners with a featured appearance by Dr. Becky Bailey as a keynote speaker at Elevate Conscious Discipline: Embrace Possibilities in Las Vegas, NV on October 23-25.

 

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Our transformative Conscious Discipline Institute is coming to more than a dozen locations nationwide this summer. There’s still time to join us at a location near you in 2024.

 

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