Start the School Year Strong with Take-Aways from the Elevate SEL Conference

The tools you’ve “added to your backpack” will help you create a safe, connected school environment where children can solve problems, manage emotions, give and receive empathy, learn and be successful.

As promised, here are the handouts from each of the keynotes and breakout sessions offered at the event.

Keynote Speakers

  • Empathy: The Highest Cognitive Skill Possible and the One Everyone Needs to Survive

    Keynote by Conscious Discipline Founder Dr. Becky Bailey

  • Healing Hurting Hearts: Trauma-Informed Strategies to Transform Behaviors

    Keynote by Conscious Discipline Founder Dr. Becky Bailey

  • Let’s Do It: Starting The Year Off Brain Smart

    Keynote by Conscious Discipline Founder Dr. Becky Bailey

  • Noticing: Mindfulness at the Heart of Conscious Discipline

    Keynote by Conscious Discipline Founder Dr. Becky Bailey

Day 1 Breakouts - Monday, August 5th

  • Using a M.A.P. Leads to Safety: Visuals for the Youngest Learners (Infant/Toddler)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Becky Hobbs - Participants left this session with a plan to create practical visuals for children and parents as well as how to implement a Brain Smart Start.

  • Connect Your Way Throughout the Day with I Love You Rituals (Infant/Toddler)

    Breakout Session with Master Instructor Angela Fraley - Participants left this session with plans for introducing and weaving rituals throughout the daily routine.

  • Creating a Safe Place: Teaching Self-Regulation (Pre-K: Ages 3-4)

    Breakout Session with Master Instructor Kim Jackson - Participants left this session with a basic design for a Safe Place and strategies for coaching children through the Five Steps of Self-Regulation: I AM, I CALM, I FEEL, I CHOOSE, and I SOLVE.

  • Building a School Family: Connect Your Way Throughout the Day (Pre-K: Ages 3-4)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Celeste Finegan - Participants left this session with plans for introducing and weaving rituals throughout the day.

  • Using a M.A.P. Leads to Safety (Grades K–2)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Alexis Gruehn - Participants left this session with an outline for a Brain Smart Start including activities and strategies to Unite the group, Disengage Stress, Connect the children to the teacher and each other, and Commit to learning.

  • Building a School Family: Connect Your Way Throughout the Day (Grades K–2)

    Breakout Session with Certified Instructor Mara Spencer and Teacher Jennifer Davidson - Participants left this session with plans for introducing and weaving rituals throughout the day.

  • Using a M.A.P. Leads to Safety (Grades 3–5)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Bailey Lewin - Participants left this session with an outline for a Brain Smart Start including activities and strategies to Unite the group, Disengage Stress, Connect the children to the teacher and each other, and Commit to learning.

  • Conflict Resolution: Use Your Big Voice (Grades 3–5)

    Breakout Session with Certified Instructor Rachel Frasier - Participants left this session with a plan for introducing and teaching children to use their Big Voice and how to practice with the Time Machine.

  • Conscious Discipline on the Spectrum (Specialty)

    Breakout Session with The Autism Project's Cheryl Cotter - Participants gained a greater understanding of Conscious Discipline and the School Family providing the specificity and context kids with ASD need to increase their learning and success: specific language, behavior descriptors, visual supports, routines, rituals and, of course, the teaching of new skills.

  • Strengthening Families with the Conscious Discipline Parent Education Curriculum (Specialty)

    Breakout Session with District Behavior Coach Pete Kovats - Participants left this session with an outline of how to engage with parents to foster healthy relationships between home and school.

  • Conscious Discipline in Middle and High School Classrooms (Specialty)

    Breakout Session with Instructional Facilitator Afton Schleiff - Participants left this session ready to build a safe, connected community of secondary students who need supportive, safe, and connected environments where they can freely express their emotions and learn to manage them.

  • Transformational Change Framework: Implementation Strategies for Success (Implementation/Administration)

    Breakout Session with Principal Heidi White - Participants left this session with an outline for implementation strategies in year 1, year 2, and year 3.

  • Transformational Change: A Look at District-Wide Implementation (Implementation/Administration)

    Breakout Session with Director of Student Services Megan Duplain - Participants left this session with practical ideas of how to successfully launch and nurture large implementation initiatives.

Day 2 Breakouts - Tuesday, August 6th

  • Problem-Solving: Teaching Toddlers Social Skills (Infant/Toddler)

    Breakout Session with Master Instructor Angela Fraley - Participants left this session with a deeper understanding of how to foster secure attachments with D.N.A. and how to A.C.T.

  • Baby Doll Circle Time: Attune & Play (Infant/Toddler)

    Breakout Session with Certified Instructor Mara Spencer - Participants gained tips and strategies for instructions and activities in the Baby Doll Circle Time Curriculum. This curriculum shows you how to improve relationships between adults and children, reduce the stress of out-of-home care, utilize attachment, attunement and social play to wire the brain for optimal development, and help children develop healthy blueprints for self-regulation, relationships and sense of self.

  • Using a M.A.P. Leads to Safety (Pre-K: Ages 3-4)

    Breakout Session with Head Start Teacher Mariah Halling - Participants left this session with an outline for a Brain Smart Start including activities and strategies to Unite the group, Disengage Stress, Connect the children to the teacher and each other, and Commit to learning.

  • Conscious Discipline for Every Learner: Teaching Children with Special Needs (Pre-K: Ages 3-4)

    Breakout Session with The Autism Project's Cheryl Cotter - Participants left this session with effective adaptations for practicing Conscious Discipline with children with special needs in a preschool classroom setting.

  • Tattling as a Teaching Tool (Grades K–2)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Alexis Gruehn - Participants left this session with a plan for introducing and teaching children to use their Big Voice and how to practice with the Time Machine.

  • Feeling Buddies: Helping Children Name & Tame Their Feelings (Grades K–2)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Jennifer Davidson - Participants left this session with how to implement this comprehensive tool to empower children with new skills for managing emotions.

  • Building School Family: Connection Doesn’t Have to be Cute (Grades 3–5)

    Breakout Session with Teacher Bailey Lewin - Participants left this session with plans for introducing and weaving rituals throughout the day.

  • Creating a Safe Place: Teaching Self-Regulation (Grades 3–5)

    Breakout Session with Instructional Coach Katie Ahearn - Participants left this session with a basic design for a Safe Place, and strategies for coaching children through the Five Steps of Self-Regulation: I AM, I CALM, I FEEL, I CHOOSE, and I SOLVE.

  • Creating School Family in Non-Traditional Classroom Settings: PE, Art, Music, etc. (Specialty)

    Breakout Session with Certified Instructor Rachel Frasier - Participants left this session with practical strategies for applying the Powers and Skills while teaching multiple classes throughout the day.

  • Coaching: What Happens After the PD (Professional Development)? (Specialty)

    Breakout Session with Master Instructor Kim Jackson - Participants left this session with coaching and reflective practices for successful implementation.

  • Creating a School Family Culture with Your Staff (Implementation/ Administration)

    Breakout Session with Principal Heidi White - Participants left this session with an understanding of the Conscious Discipline Action Team (CDAT), an outline to support professional development throughout the school year, and a Brain Smart Start for a staff meeting.

  • District-Wide Transformational Planning (Implementation/ Administration)

    Breakout Session with Director of Student Services Megan Duplain - Participants left this session with practical strategies for implementation in year 1, year 2, and year 3.

More Next-Step Resources to Support Your Conscious Discipline Journey

Shubert's School Map

Shubert’s School

Explore school-wide Conscious Discipline implementation room-by-room at Bug Valley School.

 

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Video Gallery

Video Gallery

Discover video success stories, coaching, product demonstrations and award-winning video stories.

 

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Articles

Articles

See whats new in research, celebrations, podcasts, webinars, success stories and Instructor articles.

 

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Podcasts

Listen in to Dr. Becky Bailey and guests via her new monthly Podcast, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.”

 

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Webinars

Browse free webinars from Dr. Bailey and other Conscious Discipline Master and Certified Instructors on a variety of helpful topics.

 

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Book Portal

Book Portal

Access the bonus content and resources referenced in the best-selling book Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey.

 

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