Behavior & Discipline
"Discipline is not something you do to children, but something you develop within them." ~ Becky Bailey
Conscious Discipline, developed by Becky Bailey is a brain state model of helping children AND adults understand how basic needs, emotional brain states and behavior are related. The program helps adults develop the skills needed to develop a safe learning community focusing on emotional and social intelligence as the foundation for success. Each chapter in her book introduces a specific set of powers, skills, and structures to learn and develop. The program is really a way of dealing with people and living your life in a way that brings more joy to everyone. I have chosen to base my interactions with children on the skills and powers in Conscious Discipline. If you are interested in learning more about a brain based approach to developing class families/communities based on how the brain works I recommend starting by reading the BOOK and watching the Becoming The Best You Can Be Webinars.
How can teachers plan to respond to behaviors in a way that teaches and not fall back on a model of extrinsic motivation and coercion? How can students be helped to develop the ability to manage themselves and build empathy for others?