Practical Ideas for Visual Expectations, Assemblies, and Student Safety
Published May 19, 2019
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    Although Conscious Discipline provides extensive coaching, resources, and support for schools, implementation is flexible and customizable. Practitioners shouldn’t hesitate to find creative solutions to school-wide problems through a Conscious Discipline lens. Once your staff understands the powers and skills and have mastered the basics, make it your own and customize your implementation to meet the needs and interests of your students. Listen in as Becky Bailey chats with special guest Ali Kurt, a behavior specialist at a Title I K-2 school in Lincoln City, Oregon. Ali is in her fourth year of practicing Conscious Discipline and her third year of school-wide implementation. She shares many creative, practical ideas for promoting safety and solving problems using Conscious Discipline. Learn how Ali has created expectation videos, started a Student Safety Team, implemented school-wide assemblies featuring Shubert Players, and more. Essential Takeaways • Visual routines and expectations are critical. Self-regulation starts in the right hemisphere, where visuals are more impactful than words. Visuals help both students and teachers understand and remember what’s expected, helping them feel safe and comfortable. • Mindset shifts can’t be forced, they must be inspired and evolved. Find creative ways for Conscious Discipline buy-in and commitments to come from the teachers, rather than being mandated. • Conscious Discipline is adaptive and doesn’t always have to be “by the book.” Look at the problems in your school through the lens of Conscious Discipline and find creative ways to solve them. Important Links • ConsciousDiscipline.com (https://consciousdiscipline.com/) • Conscious Discipline School Family (https://consciousdiscipline.com/methodology/school-family/) • Professional Development Opportunities (https://consciousdiscipline.com/professional-development/) • Shubert’s School (https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/shubert/) Show Outline :21 What is Conscious Discipline? :58 Introduction of guest Ali Kurt 1:57 Background on Ali’s school and her role 3:21 Increasing buy-in from resistant staff members 5:12 Expectation videos 10:40 Shubert Players 11:29 Student Safety Team 14:05 Creative uses of Conscious Discipline to solve school-wide problems 17:06 Why visuals are so critical 17:41 What’s Becky up to? 18:50 What’s Becky celebrating? THANK YOU FOR LISTENING There are many ways you could have spent this time today, but you chose to spend it with me and I am grateful. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it with others via your favorite social media platforms.
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