Teacher Tool Cards

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52 Tool Cards for Classroom Management

The number one stressor for teachers, who want to make a difference in the lives of students, is the time they have to spend on dealing with “misbehavior.” Based on the best selling Positive Discipline series (rooted in the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs), this deck of cards includes 52 tools that teach skills for dealing with "misbehavior" in ways that teach social emotional learning at the same time.  Instead of using rewards and punishments (proven by research to be ineffective long-term), these tools help teachers understand the "belief behind the behavior" (the driving force behind the behavior) and then how to use encouraging methods such as involving students in focusing on solutions. Each tool includes a cartoon to help you see the humor in difficult situations, which then helps you access the part of your brain that is open to solutions. The “text" side of the card provides quick and easy steps to implement 52 tools that meet the Five Criteria for Positive Discipline:
Five Criteria for Positive Discipline
  1. Helps students feel a sense of connection. (belonging and significance)
  2. Is kind and firm at the same time. (respectful and encouraging)
  3. Is effective long-term. (Punishment works short term, but has negative long-term results.) 
  4. Teaches valuable social and life skills for good character. (respect, concern for others, problem-solving, cooperation)
  5. Invites students to discover how capable they are and to use their power constructively.


Carlsbad, CA

Learning with Laughter: Teacher Tool Cards

Who says learning has to always be serious? Following the success of the Positive Discipline “Parenting Tool Cards”, the long-awaited “Teacher Tool Cards” offer humorous cartoons that teach 52 practical strategies to use in classrooms and schools to address challenges with students. Each card provides an explanation of the tool that is easy to understand and implement right away. Teachers and administrators will find helpful ideas to use in the moment and long-term to promote the connection, cooperation, self-discipline and mutual respect needed for positive classroom environments conducive to learning - and that help students thrive. As a Lead Trainer in Positive Discipline, these will be an important asset in my workshops and consultations. - Lois Ingber, LCSW, Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer lois@adlerianconsulting.com

Posted 07/10/2016
Atlanta, GA

Love The Positive Discipline Tools!

Positive Discipline Tools have changed the way I interact with my students. In the last two years, I have added class meetings to our daily schedule and the results have been astounding. Within a month, students were greeting each other with eye contact when saying "Good morning!," giving meaningful compliments to each other, and using this small-group problem solving forum to successfully deal with classroom issues. My students are more engaged and involved with each other and feel a great deal of responsibility for and connection to the whole group. We deal with problems in a controlled manner and all students feel that they are part of discovering solutions that positively impact our class.

Posted 07/10/2016

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.