Monday, August 29, 2011


At my school we practice Conscious Discipline ( along with Boys Town (which is teaching social skills). Conscious Discipline is a self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional  learning and discipline. We teach children how to use their words to express their feelings and how to calm themselves down when they feel overloaded with emotions. We also teach how understand feelings along with expressing them. 

I believe that teaching children to understand their emotions and how to express them using words is a life long skill that will help children through out their entire lives. 

Here are some pictures of other things that I do regarding behavior in my classroom.

I forgot to take a picture of my safe place today but this is an example of one. A safe place is where a child can go to calm themselves down so they can quickly join back with the group!

Class Points: When we are all doing something well (lining up, working hard, etc) we get a class point. When we have gotten all 8, we get a prize!

Practice Make Perfect: When there is a time of day that a friend is not being safe or following directions then they have to move their picture and during an inopportune time of the day (social centers or recess) they will have to practice (following directions, being safe at lunch, having safe hands and feet, sitting on the rug, or safe in the hallway).  

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