Conscious Discipline Connections
Implementing Conscious Discipline at BSD
Building a School Family
Creating a job for every student in your classroom is a great way to get started on building your school family. Everyone is contributing and everyone has a purpose in class.
What makes us unique?
Creating a song, chant, mission statement, or flag are some great ways to build community with your class as a school family. These are opportunities to unite together on a regular basis.
Creating some routines for things that occur on a regular basis. Some ideas may be routines for transitions, routines for the morning arrival, routines for the end of the day. Using special routines creates predictability and a natural time for building connections and togetherness in your school family.
What makes us unique?
Brain Smart Start
Unite, Disengage Stress, Connect, Commit
Parts of a Brain Smart Start can be used throughout your day. If the transition between recess and work time is challenging, maybe consider something to disengage stress. If going to lunch seems to be a time that triggers some kids, try making a commitment to what you will do at lunch when you finish your lunch (or whenever the hardest part of lunch occurs).
CDs to use!
- Treat January like August. This is a great time to reset and be ready to power through the rest of the school year!
- Pick one thing you want to add on to what you already do. This could be a Brain Smart Start, jobs, routines, or a class chant/song. Or, if you already do all of these, it could be something else, like a morning meeting, safe place, wish well, or working on conscious language.
- Find a friend and let your friend know what you are committing to add on to your regular school day.
- Have your friend check up on you on your commitment. Are you keeping it? Or, are you providing an OOPS!
- If you are willing, send a quick email to Kristin Corbin firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what your commitment of something to add on is and how I can support you with your commitment!
- Visit www.ConsciousDiscipline.com for many great ideas and examples of how to utilize Conscious Discipline in your classroom. See Shubert's classroom for practical ideas and more details for implementation!