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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Academics: The Perfect Pair

Research indicates a direct correlation between students’ ability to self-regulate and their academic performance. As academic pressures mount in efforts to “close the gap” and limit learning loss from the pandemic, educators are reporting a significant increase in disruptive and challenging behaviors. The only way to meet heightened academic goals is by ramping up our social and emotional curriculum as well. Learn Conscious Discipline strategies for creating the low stress, high challenge environment the brain requires for learning. Then discover how to integrate much-needed social and emotional learning – including skills like self-awareness, self-regulation, relationship-building and cooperation within your existing academic curriculum.


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  • Location:
    • Tallahassee, FL
  • Facilitators:
    • Jennie Gries
    • Vicky Hepler

Here's What You'll Learn:

Big Idea

Explore the many ways you can integrate Conscious Discipline’s proven SEL with academic instruction to increase self-regulation, relationship-building, cooperation and academic success.

Who Should Attend

Educators and teachers working with students Pre-K through 8th grade will discover essential strategies that integrate quality SEL with academic pursuits. Previous knowledge and implementation of Conscious Discipline is helpful, but not required.

Your Facilitators

Master Instructor Vicky Hepler and Certified Instructor Jennie Gries will draw on their personal experience as classroom teachers and longtime Conscious Discipline practitioners to help you understand and apply essential strategies that promote self-regulation and academic success.

Workshop Materials

All attendees will receive a workshop handout with sample lesson plans, the book “Creating the School Family” by Dr. Becky Bailey and a Conscious Discipline tote bag.

More Information About This Event

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    The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Academics: The Perfect Pair Workshop will be hosted at the:

    The School of Arts and Sciences at the Centre
    2415 N. Monroe St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32303

    Conscious Discipline has not reserved a block of hotel guest rooms. Below we have provided a list of area hotels that you may be interested in checking out:

    Holiday Inn and Suites

    Fairfield Inn and Suites


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    Event Confirmation

    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.

    By registering for a Conscious Discipline event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions detailed below and includes a publicity photo release.


    Cancellations must be received in writing via email to [email protected]. Refunds will be processed as follows: Up to 30 days before the start of the event: Full refund of tuition paid. 14-29 days before the start of the event: Refund of tuition paid less a $100 processing fee. Within 14 days of the start of the event: No refund. No-shows: No refund. Conscious Discipline reserves the right to substitute speakers at any event. In the unlikely event an institute is cancelled, registrants will be refunded paid institute tuition only.

    Registration Substitutions

    Attendees and Team Administrators may substitute another person for their seat up to 30 days before the start of the event. Within 30 days of the event, a $50.00 administration fee will be incurred and invoiced after the event per substitution. Please contact [email protected] for any assistance. It would be helpful to have your order number with the names and email addresses of your substitutions ready to share with our representative.

    Liability / Media Release

    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.

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    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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    The Conscious Discipline event scholarship covers tuition fees and course materials for this workshop. Travel, accommodations, meals and any special discount packages are not covered. If you have registered for this event and you are selected to receive a scholarship, your registration fees will be refunded.

    If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are required to stay at the host hotel and understand that you may be requested to write a very brief article of your experience that will likely be published in our online newsletter, announced in an email and/or posted on our website.

    Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible and the scholarship is not transferable.

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    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Conscious Discipline is applying for approval from Concordia University Wisconsin for this new Workshop.

Reduce stress and foster success by integrating much-needed SEL with academic instruction

The human brain is wired to learn, explore, and grow from a safe, connected brain state. Increasing academic pressure without simultaneously tending to students’ social and emotional needs will multiply their struggles, not their successes. “Closing the gap” and recovering from learning loss can only happen when we choose to integrate quality SEL with academics. Discover how to create the low stress, high challenge environment the brain requires for learning, while also integrating much-needed SEL skills like self-regulation and relationship-building within your existing academic curriculum.

Key objectives include:

  • Understand the correlation between a students’ ability to self-regulate and their academic performance, including information about brain states, stress and learning.
  • Learn how to apply Conscious Discipline strategies and activities that embed SEL skills like self-awareness, self-regulation and relationship-building within academic learning.
  • Establish a School Family using routines, rituals and structures that support and integrate with academic standards.
  • Discover ways to support students’ emerging Executive Skills throughout the school day to cultivate social, academic and life success.
  • Learn how to write an integrated lesson plan with SEL and academic standards.
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