February22-232024

$699

Special Offer: Get 15% off this event by adding Creating the School Family.

Most educators teach at least one student with notable behavior issues and diagnosed or undiagnosed special needs. These children require tremendous resources from both teachers and support staff. From Chaos to Calm: Discipline for Your Most Difficult Moments shows you how to work smarter instead of harder by creating an educational culture in which all children can thrive and achieve.  

Traditional approaches seek to stop disruptive and difficult behaviors without first addressing children’s most basic and pressing needs: a felt sense of safety and connection. Research indicates a more successful approach is to create a compassionate educational culture that focuses on the active teaching of skills like self-regulation and employs connection as a means of co-regulating behavior. From Chaos to Calm provides instruction on the Five-Steps to Self-Regulation, tangible multi-sensory strategies, guidance for connecting with the most relationship-resistant students, and the basics for creating a safe, compassionate culture of belonging.  

$699

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  • Location:
    • Tallahassee, FL
  • Facilitators:
    • Kim Hughes

More Information About This Event

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    Schedule

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    Location

    The Chaos to Calm 2-Day Workshop will be hosted at the:

    School of Arts and Sciences at The Centre
    2415 N. Monroe St, Suite 2700
    Tallahassee, FL, 32303
    (850) 999-8267

    Hotels

    Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
    200 N Monroe St
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

    Special rate is available until Jan 20, 2024 – limited rooms are available so don’t delay booking!

    Use this link to reserve your room.

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    Holiday Inn Express – University Central
    1308 W Brevard St
    Tallahassee, FL 32304

    Special rate is available until February 6, 2024 – limited rooms are available so don’t delay booking!

    Use this link to reserve your room.

     

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    Seating is limited. Please make sure the contact information you provide when you register is truly the best way for us to reach you prior to the event. If you have not received your confirmation prior to start date, it is your responsibility to contact Conscious Discipline. We recommend that you do not purchase non-refundable airfare until you receive an email confirmation from Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements made prior to written confirmation of your acceptance as an attendee. Have your order number available and ready for onsite registration. You are required to check in and have a name badge to enter the session.  By registering for a Conscious Discipline event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below and includes a publicity photo release.

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    Walk-ins and onsite ticket purchasing is discouraged at our events.  We will not allow entry to any event that is sold out or has a wait list.  Payment in full is required prior to entry to the event.  The registration fee for walk-ins is the event registration price PLUS a 20% administration fee.

    Cancellations

    All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected].com.  A full refund minus $100 processing fee will be available up to 30 days prior to the event.  Refunds are not provided 30 days or closer to the event. No shows to our events are not eligible for a refund.  Please reach out to [email protected].com for more information. In the unlikely event that one of our events is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid event tuition only.  We will not reimburse registrants for flights or any other travel cost.  It is the registrants responsibility to cancel any and all travel reservations made for the event, including hotel reservations.  Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event.

    Workshop Substitutions

    Attendees of Conscious Discipline events may substitute another person for their seat at no extra charge up to 30 days prior to the start of the event. Substitutions made after that time are subject to a $25 processing fee. For individual registrations, you will contact our Customer Care team to change the name on your ticket For team registrations, log into your account to access the team created for the event under My Account. Once there you can remove/cancel members and add new members. Substitutions must me made and confirmed prior to onsite arrival. PLEASE NOTE: Within 30 days of the event, a $25.00 administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event per substitution and you will need to call or email us to be able to substitute someone.

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    I agree that no filming, video or live capture of any kind is allowed at this event. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Conscious Discipline, its employees, independent contractors, administrators, agents, assignees and anyone who it may be claimed liable from injury or damage. This is a binding and voluntary release for all injury, accident or death for both person and property. I assume all risk for travel, attendance, and participation in the event. By registering and attending any Conscious Discipline event, I AGREE and indicate that I understand the terms and conditions stated here. I give permission for myself to be videotaped, audiotaped and photographed. I understand that Conscious Discipline (DBA of Loving Guidance, Inc.) of Oviedo, Florida will own the video / audiotapes or photographs (the "media") and any works which may utilize the media, including the irrevocable right to edit, broadcast, print reproduce the works and to offer the works for sale to the public. This also includes the right to copyright and the right to license others to use the Media in connection with the works. I agree that the Content may be combined with other images, text, graphics, film, audio, audiovisual works; and may be cropped, altered or modified. I agree that I have no rights to the Content, and all rights to the Content belong to the Conscious Discipline and Assigns assigned by Conscious Discipline. I acknowledge and agree that I have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that I will make no further claim for any reason to Conscious Discipline and Assigns. I acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon my heirs and assigns. I agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws (excluding the law of conflicts) of the state of Florida. Because Conscious Discipline is sensitive to the privacy of those appearing in the Media, there will be no credits given to myself in the Media or the works or derivative works utilizing the media in whole or in part. I also agree that I will not receive any payment for appearing in the Media, or the works or derivative works using the Media. I waive, on my own behalf, any rights or interest in and to the Media and any works utilizing the Media, and will have no claim of any kind against Conscious Discipline, it's executors, licensees, successors or assignees based on the exercise of any rights granted here under or for the use of the Media, or works containing it. I further waive, on behalf of myself, the right to inspect and/or approve the products of Conscious Discipline that utilize the Media, including any works and written copy that may be created in connection therewith. I hereby warrant I am of full legal age, have full legal authority and am otherwise competent to sign this Release, and by registering and attending, I further warrant that I have read and understand all of these terms. Conscious Discipline also reserves the right to substitute speaker(s) at any event.

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    Scholarships

    The Conscious Discipline Institute Scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for one Institute. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for the 2024 Institute and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded. Scholarship recipients may be asked to write a brief article and/or record a video testimony about your experience to be used for informational and promotional purposes. Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible. Scholarships are not transferable.

    Helper Positions

    Helpers are an essential part of our team. They contribute to the success of our workshops by sharing their wonderful gifts. To apply for a helper position, you must be a graduate of the Conscious Discipline Institute. Helpers are typically selected in the following order: Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructors, Advanced Institute Graduates, Institute Graduates. Institutes often sell out before we select our helpers. If you would like to attend the institute at full tuition even if you are not selected as a helper, register separately before helpers are chosen by submitting the standard registration form and payment. If we select you as a helper, we will refund your tuition.
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    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attendees of the Conscious Discipline Institute are approved to earn four (4) CEUs through Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) for full attendance and participation in all aspects of the Institute including small group work and breakout sessions. Attendees who wish to obtain CEUs must apply through CUW at www.cuw.edu/apply. The Institute course code is EDGP 5018.
  • plus minus MEANINGFUL CHANGE: TRANSFORMING THE EDUCATION MINDSET AND CULTURE

    Meaningful Change: Transforming Education Mindset and Culture 

    By Jenny Shannon

     

    If you ask educators what they would most like to see improved in their school buildings and centers, climate and culture often come out on top. Savvy educators know it’s difficult to excel when the environment you work in or learn in is dysfunctional. Infighting, drama, lack of support, funding concerns, and conflicting directives on the adult side, and increases in outbursts, bullying, emotional dysregulation, developmental delays, and impulse control issues from the student side add up quickly. You want to experience a culture that feels welcoming, students who are ready to learn rather than distracted by a multitude of issues, team members you can trust to have your back, and a general sense of optimism and unity. Schools with these cultures don’t happen by accident; they are the result of individuals who summon the courage to bring calm to the chaos to the best of their ability every day. And that starts with a mindset shift. 

    While many programs start with student behavior as the vector for change, Conscious Discipline knows that to truly make a difference, we must begin with an understanding of the relationship between brain state and behavior. In the simplest terms, a brain that feels threatened is unable to learn. Instead of “How can I get this child to change this behavior?” we ask, “Does this child feel safe?” and “Does this child feel connected?” These questions must be answered in the affirmative in order for children to learn a new skill, whether that skill is 2+2=4, summarizing the origins of the Cold War, asking for a turn instead of hitting, or choosing self-regulation over sniping.  

    Conscious Discipline builds safety and connection into every facet of the day, so the culture of the school, classroom or center inherently meets the needs of students’ and teachers’ brains. Educational cultures that don’t address “Am I safe” and “Am I connected” leave us with classrooms full of dysregulated students whose ability to learn is impaired, and teachers who feel frustrated and overwhelmed.  

     

    Traditional Models that focus on Behavior  

    Traditional reward and punishment models, and even many behavior management models are built on extrinsic motivation and punitive systems, neither of which encourage long-term growth. The educator views disruptive behavior as “bad” and in need of correction, and their workplace success is largely determined by their ability to control the students in their care. A disruptive student is seen as bad or troublesome, bigger disruptions justify more punitive approaches, and the classroom is quickly divided into kids who are easy/worthy/willing and those who are difficult/unworthy/challenging. The same students earn stickers, and the same ones end up being removed, no matter how clearly the teacher sets the classroom expectations. This system, in which educators seek to control student behavior, puts tremendous pressure on educators, doesn’t develop intrinsic motivation or inspire cooperation in students, and impedes change and achievement because it wires students’ brains for protection (lower centers of the brain) rather than learning (higher centers of the brain). 

     Here’s why

    • Punishments and rewards are all about us and our judgment of the behavior, not about the child’s actions and their impact on others. 
    • Punishments and rewards don’t require a reflection on actions or the owning of personal responsibility. 
    • Punishments and rewards don’t ask children to recognize or manage their emotions. 
    • Punishments don’t identify or teach missing skills. 
    • Punishments and rewards systematically teach children to classify their world as “worthy” or “unworthy,” “good” or “bad.” 
    • Punishments don’t provide the intrinsic motivation needed to change behavior for the long term or to choose helpful behaviors when no one is looking.  
    • Rewards are simply the other side of the coin of punishments; they are built on the fear of missing something good rather than the fear of receiving something bad. 
    • Rewards train children to think “what do I get if I’m good” rather than developing an internal system that values contribution and achievement for its own sake. 

     

    How is Conscious Discipline Different? 

    Traditional approaches seek to stop disruptive and difficult behaviors without first addressing children’s most basic and pressing needs: a felt sense of safety and connection. Research indicates a more successful approach is to create a compassionate educational culture, actively teach skills like self-regulation, communicate expectations clearly and frequently, employ connection as a motivator for cooperation and behavior change, and focus on adult skillsets first so we can model the skills we want children to learn. Conscious Discipline achieves all of this and more. 

    At Conscious Discipline, behavior isn’t seen as good or bad. Rather, we view all behavior as a form of communication. It’s then up to us—as parents, educators, administrators, social workers, mental health professionals, etc.—to decode what the behavior is trying to convey. We tend to our own self-regulatory practices first, so we are empowered to approach children’s upset from a regulated state and be curious about innovative, responsive solutions. We set clear routines and expectations to create safety, focus on rituals and attunement to cultivate connection, teach by example, and use consequences as a very specific response to behavior (and, no, “consequences” and “punishments” are not the same thing). 

    As we undertake the mindset shift that distances us from rewards, punishments, and control, and focuses us instead on the brain’s core needs of safety and connection, the culture of the classroom and school shifts. Cooperation thrives in this safe, connected environment, educators can focus on teaching rather than controlling student behavior, behavior issues decline and are met with actionable steps that lead to lasting behavioral change, and greater achievement becomes a reality for all students. 

    Small, steady changes can lead to big transformations. Begin within yourself, in your own classroom, school, office, or organization. Events like our upcoming 2-day workshops in Tallahassee, FL this February, Creating the School Family February 20-21 and From Chaos to Calm: Discipline for Your Most Difficult Moments, provide valuable practices for creating a healthy culture of learning, implementing the Five-Steps to Self-Regulation for adults and students, connecting with the most relationship-resistant students, and more. Join us in Tallahassee for one or both of these events or attend another Conscious Discipline event or eLearning experience to transform your educational mindset and culture and make 2024 a year in which both you and your students thrive. 

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Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Participants will learn to “meet children where they are,” including strategies to establish a felt sense of safety in a way that builds trust and connection. The keystone of this endeavor is creating the School Family, a compassionate school culture that fosters acceptance, belonging and learning for all. 

Who Should Attend

From Chaos to Calm is universally beneficial; however, Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Board Members and Parent Teacher Associations serving PreK to 6th grade will find the greatest value. 

Your Facilitator

Kim Hughes brings her vast knowledge base, years of experience, and engaging presentation style to show you how to move From Chaos to Calm by meeting the core needs of safety and connection for all students in your educational setting!

Workshop Materials

All attendees will receive access to training materials to print in advance of the event or download digitally to follow along on a tablet or e-reader.

Transform chaos to calm with the most relationship resistant children.

Join us for two intensive days designed to help you:  

  • Regulate your own emotions to establish a felt sense of safety in the classroom, and then use the Five Steps for Self-Regulation to teach those same skills to children.
  • Connect with relationship-resistant children and create the healthy relationships proven necessary for cooperation and learning.
  • Act to consciously choose a positive intent and focus on desired behaviors, rather than unconsciously labeling children “bad” or disciplining them through fear tactics. 
  • Utilize multisensory strategies for teaching self-regulation to all children, with a specific focus on children with extreme behavior and exceptional needs.
  • Create a compassionate school climate called the “School Family” that fosters acceptance, belonging and friendships for all children.
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