Exclusive Conference for Educators to Showcase Effective Implementation Strategies

Houston, TX (October 29, 2015) – James Berry Elementary was selected to host the prestigious Conscious Discipline 2015 S.T.A.R. Conference this November 5-­‐7. Author and founder Dr. Becky Bailey will host the sold out event in a live school environment. The partnership between Dr. Bailey and James Berry Elementary Principal Ali Oliver is designed to provide educators from around the country direct interaction with faculty and students showing the application process of school-­‐wide implementation of the Conscious Discipline methodology.

Becky Baily, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, renowned teacher and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She teaches thousands of administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents annually, and has over half a million copies of her top-­‐selling books in circulation. Dr. Bailey is the creator of Conscious Discipline, a unique program that integrates social-­‐emotional learning, discipline and self-­‐regulation practices in combination with brain-­‐based research. The program help educators take an intentional and proven approach that brings about better outcomes in response to tantrums, hitting, whining, bullying and other common behavioral issues.

Educational environments that pursue school-­‐wide implementation of Conscious Discipline experience radical results that include:

  • Increased social and emotional skills of students and teachers
  • Increase in academic readiness and achievement
  • Decrease in aggressive acts, impulsivity and hyperactivity in “difficult” students
  • Overall improvement in school climate and quality of student-­‐teacher interaction

Additional information about the statistical findings of Conscious Discipline are available online.

Principal Ali Oliver says that Conscious Discipline serves as the foundation at James Berry – contributing toward a thriving school culture and academic achievement. With 94% of Berry’s student body classified as economically disadvantaged and 87% of the student body considered At-­‐Risk, administrators and teachers alike had many hurdles to overcome when Ali came on board in August of 2013.

“The impact is radical,” says Oliver. “Conscious Discipline helps us create a safe, healthy school family for our kids, parents and teachers. We are now in our second year of implementation and have consistently seen decreases in discipline problems. Faculty satisfaction has increased 45% and about 30% of our teachers note significant improvement in academic rigor, consistency and learning.”

Following the November 2015 conference, Dr. Bailey has announced that Conscious Discipline will host a second S.T.A.R. Conference at James Berry Elementary next March 3-­‐5, 2016.

ABOUT CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE

Conscious Discipline is based in Orlando, Florida. Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social-­‐emotional and classroom management program that uses everyday life events to teach children and adults self-­‐control, conflict resolution, character development and social skills. Developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, Conscious Discipline provides materials and training that integrate self-­‐regulation, social-­‐emotional learning and discipline.

Conscious Discipline Contact: Julia Mattson
800.842.2846 X 219 – julia.mattson@consciousdiscipline.com

Berry Elementary Contact: Ali Oliver
713.696.2700 – aoliver2@houstonisd.org