Hundreds of schools use these amazingly effective strategies for restoring order and civility to today's turbulent classrooms. Now you too can use this philosophy as a foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in children. Imagine, instead of controlling behavior, you can be teaching; instead of confronting apathy, you will enjoy motivated, eager students!
- Understand motivations for misbehavior and how to respectfully encourage change in ways that eliminates most discipline problems.
- Be able to identify the four mistaken beliefs that lead to misbehavior.
- Learn how to encourage students and set limits using kindness and firmness at the same time.
- Learn tools to effectively lead a classroom based on cooperation and mutual respect instead of control.
- Learn how to teach students the Eight Building Blocks for effective class meetings.
- Learn how to teach life skills (self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, problem solving etc) so that students can cooperate and learn successfully in the classroom.
- Learn a useful set of problem solving steps for really "tough" problems.
- Have a deeper understanding of human behavior and what motivates positive change.
- Have a set of resource materials for future reference.
- In addition to this course, our Positive Discipline Associates offer whole school trainings and whole school follow-ups to give you continued educational support. Call for an associate near you.
The workshop is full of useful tools for use in various school settings that help students practice the skills in situations relevant to them. Class meetings provide an invaluable structure for teaching students the skills they need to work together to solve problems, to be respectful to others, and to make school an engaging place to learn.
Research confirms that we learn more deeply and internalize change more successfully when actively practicing the principles we are learning. Participants will learn to lead experiential activities, demonstrations, and role plays that help students internalize cooperation, mutual respect, a sense of capability, and a desire to contribute. All activities are designed to help participants leave the workshop prepared to implement the three criteria for discipline that empowers:
2. Effective Long-Term
3. Provides opportunities for the development of social and life skills