New Research

Conscious Discipline excelled in 8 out of 10 categories in this recent study published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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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-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.

Key Outcomes

Discipline Referrals

Decreased Discipline Referrals

Conscious Discipline’s methods of teaching pro-social skills in a safe, connected environment reap tangible results like significant decreases in problem behaviors and discipline referrals. Read more in a summary report of research on Conscious Discipline.

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Increase Academics

Increased Academic Achievement

The connection inherent to Conscious Discipline’s methodology creates willingness, while increased social-emotional skills means less time devoted to behavior issues. More willingness plus more teaching time results in soaring academics.

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School Culture

Improved School Culture

Educators want workplaces with high rates of collegiality and support, and students want schools with a caring, positive climate. A research summary reports frames how Conscious Discipline positively impacts adult-adult and adult-child relationships and perceptions.

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Social Emotional Skills

Healthier Social Emotional Skill Sets

Social-emotional skills like self-regulation are better predictors of life success than any other factor. Conscious Discipline increases both adults’ and children’s emotional intelligence so they can succeed, both in the moment and in life! Read more in a research summary report.

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Theoretical, Foundational and Statistical Basis

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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Independent Studies

Toddler Smackdown

Reducing Aggressive Acts of Young Children in Childcare

This exploration by Kay Zastrow examines the effect of Conscious Discipline strategies on reducing the incidence of aggressive acts in young children in childcare settings.

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Teacher and Students

Positive Effects on the Behavior of Difficult Children

Students of teachers receiving Conscious Discipline training showed statistically significant improvement in all four behavior areas measured by the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC).

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Dyselxia

Providing Emotional Support for Dyslexic Students

All teachers, principals and administrators reported that the use of Conscious Discipline played a major role in supporting the emotional needs of their students with dyslexia.

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High 5

Reducing Reliance on Rewards and Punishments

Trained teachers who reported a high use of Conscious Discipline experienced increases in job satisfaction, a more positive school climate and decreases in reliance on rewards, while untrained teachers did not.

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

This study examined the impact of Conscious Discipline on social-emotional behaviors in early childhood programs in three states. Data was collected using four separate tools and a school readiness assessment. Those receiving Conscious Discipline training experienced an increase in positive results in all areas, which include use of social-emotional learning skills, school climate, school readiness and pro-social behavior.

Papers Supporting the Conscious Discipline Framework

Brain Research

Brain Research

Explore ways brain-based learning uses cutting-edge research to inform teaching strategies and curricula as students mature socially, emotionally and cognitively.

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Safety

Safety

Discover how emotional safety through social-emotional learning correlates with academic success, showing that self-regulation and academic achievement go hand in hand.

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Connection

Connection

Delve into the many ways higher levels of engagement, attunement, involvement and relationship result in fewer behavior problems and higher academic achievement.

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School Climate

School Climate

Examine the importance of positive school climate, including teacher commitment, trust, and healthy relationships between staff members, between students and between students and staff.

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Read about different types of reward and punishment systems, and uncover their detrimental effects on child motivation.

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Reward Systems

Rewards Systems

Read about different types of reward and punishment systems, and uncover their detrimental effects on child motivation.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Discover how adults who become more conscious and mindful experience more positive interactions, and healthier classroom and family relations.

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