PREVENTING VIOLENCE, INCREASING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT,
You can't just train teachers, just work with kids, or do some parent education.
In order to raise the future to its highest potential, a whole school model must be implemented: teacher training and support, weekly experiential parent education
and student social emotional skills training are key.
The result is a safe and happy community built on
data-driven systemic change that is trauma-informed,
evidenced-based and custom to the community it serves.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Happy Teachers, Parents and Students
After our most recent PD in the Classroom Professional Development workshop one of the teachers at our school made a list of the concepts and strategies that we were learning and practicing. It’s an impressive list, including being kind and firm at the same time, valuing mistakes as learning opportunities, and guiding students but putting the onus for conflict resolution on them, and much more. But the most impressive and important thing about Positive Discipline in the Classroom is the fundamental shift that lies at its heart, which is a trust in children, a belief that they bring unique skills and experiences to the table of their own learning and that this is much more than just the place to start their growth of knowledge, as we now know from the validation of Piaget’s theory of constructivism. It’s a trust that they have wisdom of their own to impart, self-knowledge of how they learn best, the ability to self-assess both their learning and their behavior, and not just a right, but a fundamental need to be critically involved in their own education.
—Dale Jones, Executive Director, Discovery Charter Schools
The experiential activities were most powerful. I am a visual person and it helped to see real life scenarios being played.