What a concept! Connection before correction.
I’m going to pay closer attention to how I react to my students.
Our time dealing with discipline problems is down. I now have more time to spend in classrooms.
This was one of the best hours of training I’ve had since I’ve been a principal.
This was an amazing workshop. I got lots of insight and information!
Excellent class! Very helpful.
This class was extremely useful. I feel like I have some options now and means to solve problems. I was frankly feeling burned out with kids and my ability to work with them and now I’m not taking things so personally.
The most valuable learning for me was the connection between how the brain works, development and (student) behavior.
-Substitute teacher, Seattle
Relevant, practical, insightful.
Sound Discipline offers regular training and mentor groups for parenting educators. See calendar for events. Also check out our parenting educator newsletters.
Solution Focused / Positive Discipline classes
Positive Discipline in the Classroom trainings are offered fall, winter and spring. Please check our calendar or contact us for more information.
Our experience is that the students who struggle the most with misbehavior have been exposed to trauma. Our 3 hour workshop, Strategies for Working with Students Exposed to Trauma is offered to the public several times a year, or you can schedule your own by contacting us.
Certified trainers offer professional development courses in Solution Focused Discipline. There is clear evidence that students with strong social and emotional skills thrive in school. Teachers can learn how to lead their students to these skills and enhance the academic environment. The Solution Focused Discipline/Positive Discipline approach is one of the very few that integrates the teaching of social – emotional skills to school communities and uses those same skills to implement respectful discipline. Students learn by seeing respectful role models and through the classroom curriculum. The school wide program is described in an 8 page downloadable brochure. Contact Sound Discipline for more information.
Sound Discipline has experience supporting administrators in developing appropriate systems and school wide structures to promote effective practices.
Sound Discipline offers customized training and support to districts, schools, and educational teams. In addition to building and classroom leadership, our trainers can offer helpful tools for integrating current brain science on attachment, trauma and self regulation into classrooms. Contact Sound Discipline with your request.
The University of Oregon School of Education School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a wonderful way to easily collect data on discipline referrals in your school. Our schools use this to assess the effectiveness of their school-wide implementation and to develop preventive actions. Several schools have students looking at the data and giving input about how to improve school climate.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn is a groundbreaking report that can show educators and communities exactly how to help children who have experienced family violence. It can be downloaded for free.
The Positive Discipline Association co- sponsors workshops for teachers.
The Collaborative for Social Emotional Learning has many resources on social emotional learning and schools. Their newsletter provides timely updates on current research.
I learned skills to engage "difficult" students in positive ways. Thank you!
-Substitute teacher, Seattle