Community of Support
We share our gratitude to those who have and who continue to support our work through sharing resources, volunteering time and/or space.
We work collaboratively with several partners including the Puget Sound Adlerian Society (a 501 c3 non-profit) the Positive Discipline Association (a 501 C3 non profit) and the Seattle School District.
There are many ways for individuals to support this work. We welcome your contributions!
Help Us Continue this Program
Manuel is a recently immigrated second grader from Latin America. He has struggled with anger for several months. When he “loses it” he screams and breaks pencils and creates a huge disruption. In the last several weeks however, Manuel has learned how to notice when he is about to “flip his lid” and most of the time can quietly remove himself from the other students and calm himself down before returning to his group. He says he does this by very slowly breathing while counting to ten.
This is one of hundreds of stories that has come out of three years of working with nine Seattle Public Schools to develop a systematic, school-wide approach to discipline that’s both effective AND respectful to kids, to families, to culture and to educators.
The vision of high levels of learning for all children is failing because teachers and schools do not have systematic, well-founded responses to misbehavior that teach students to be usefully engaged in their learning community.
Our program is making a difference for hundreds of students. Check out our data [pdf download].
Due to funding cuts we are asking for help to continue our research-based program which is effective at:
- respectfully solve problems of inappropriate behavior;
- ending race bias in disciplinary action;
- engaging parents; and
- creating learning environments that work for all kids.
We make a little go a long way.
If you can think big, know this:
- For $2500 you can support one school.
- For $4000, you impact even more students by subsidizing a workshop for Seattle area teachers so that they have more tools to help students like Manuel.
If your resources are more limited:
- $400 supplies a school with books and materials
- $100 pays for important consultation time
Sound Discipline is a 501(c)3 non profit. All of your donations are tax deductible.
No donation is too small.
Every donation makes a difference.
Terry Chadsey, Jody McVittie
Donate either using paypal
or by sending a check directly to:
2135 N 51st
Seattle, WA 98103
You will receive a thank you acknowledging your donation within 10 days.