What is Conscious Discipline?
Hello Self Regulation!
Island City Elementary is a school working to implement Conscious Discipline. A self-regulation structure and curriculum that teaches students to regulate behaviors, create a culture of safety, and promote core values to create a school family and supports students learning the skills and powers to problem solve through their lives.
What does this look like?
Students learn first about the brain, and how their emotions can impact the brain and learning. When we have big feelings, our brains are not ready to listen and learn. How do we change from “bug crazy mad” or a state of big feelings to “calm and ready”? We follow the steps to self-regulation. These can be used by anyone, at anytime.
I am in a safe place (a space to work through big feelings safely)
I can calm myself (deep breathing strategies)
I feel (identify feelings and be ready to choose)
I choose (strategies to further find calm and be ready to problem solve)
I solve (what can I do to solve this problem? What solution would work best)
I am ready to learn!
According to conscious discipline and Dr. Becky Bailey, a school family needs three essential ingredients: willingness to learn, impulse control, and attention. These three components promote optimal development of all of its members.
“Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. It evolves from constantly asking, “Is there a better way,” and seeking the most current information provided by varied disciplines from neuroscience to mindfulness research to developmental psychology and beyond. The following papers, articles, research and texts are among the many materials that provide support for the concepts and framework of Conscious Discipline.”
For more information visit: consciousdiscpline.com