Evidence-Based, Research-Backed Social and Emotional Learning

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. It evolves from constantly asking, “Is there a better way,” and seeking the most current information provided by varied disciplines from neuroscience to mindfulness research to developmental psychology and beyond. The following papers, articles, research and texts are among the many materials that provide support for the concepts and framework of Conscious Discipline.

Evidence Base

Evaluations of Conscious Discipline have shown numerous positive effects related to program implementation.

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Key Outcomes

Learn the key findings and outcomes of Conscious Discipline implementation on discipline referrals, academic achievement, school culture and more.

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Theoretical Foundations

In this article, Conscious Discipline founder Dr. Becky Bailey explains the career trajectory and professional growth that led her to develop Conscious Discipline.

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Independent Studies

Browse a sampling of results from studies other organizations have conducted to assess the impact of Conscious Discipline behavioral strategies in classroom environments.

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Evidence Base for Conscious Discipline

Harvard

Conscious Discipline Excels in Harvard Analysis of Top 25 Social Emotional Learning Programs

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Conscious Discipline Certified by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices

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Kids in a Classroom

Conscious Discipline Improves SEL, School Climate, Readiness and Pro-Social Behavior

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Playing with Kid

Summary of Early Research, Impacts, and Theory Behind Conscious Discipline

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Key Outcomes

Theoretical and Scientific Basis of Conscious Discipline

A Foundation Established on More Than 30 Years of Experience, Research and Learning

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. In this article, Conscious Discipline founder Dr. Becky Bailey explains the career trajectory and professional growth that led her to develop Conscious Discipline.

“Conscious Discipline blends all of the information discussed above into a comprehensive, life-changing program for adults that provides them with safety, connectedness and empowerment. For children, Conscious Discipline provides a positive school climate that fosters academic achievement and pro-social skills.”

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Conscious Discipline Improves SEL, School Climate, Readiness and Pro-Social Behavior

This study examined the impact of Conscious Discipline (CD) on social-emotional behaviors of teachers and children in early childhood programs in three states. Observational, parent and educator survey, and implementation log data were collected, as well as a child-level school readiness assessments. Teachers that received Conscious Discipline training demonstrated improved supports for social-emotional learning, had higher school climate ratings, and reported improved social-emotional skills among students.

Head Start and Conscious Discipline

Head Start Conscious Discipline Alignment

Conscious Discipline is united in Head Start’s goals to support the development of school readiness skills, including social-emotional learning, for young children. Conscious Discipline is aligned with multiple domains of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including “Approaches to Learning”, “Social & Emotional Development” and others. Keep reading to learn more about Conscious Discipline’s alignment to the 2010 Head Start Framework and a temporary “Alignment Briefing” for the current Head Start Framework (released in 2015). Our new, comprehensive alignment with the current Head Start Framework will be available in September 2018.

Conscious Discipline research partner Child Trends is also conducting a descriptive study of the Conscious Discipline Parenting Education Curriculum (CD-PEC). Many Head Start programs are selecting the CD-PEC due to its close alignment with the CD general curriculum they are using. This coordinated, aligned approach provides consistency for children between home and the program. It also has the potential to improve parent-child and parent-program relationships, and enhance both child and family members social and emotional skills. Preliminary results will be available in Fall 2018!

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