Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline
Created by Dr. Becky Bailey

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 is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline® has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children.

Conscious Discipline® empowers us to be conscious of brain-body states in ourselves and children. It then provides us with the practical skills we need to manage our thoughts, feelings, and actions. With this ability to self-regulate, we are then able to teach children to do the same. By doing this, we help children who are physically aggressive (survival state) or verbally aggressive (emotional state) become more integrated so they can learn and use problem-solving skills (executive state). When we understand the brain state model, we can clearly see the importance of building our homes and schools on the core principles of safety, connection, and problem-solving.

Conscious Discipline® is a way of organizing schools and classrooms around the concept of a School Family. Each member of the family—both adult and child—learns the skills needed to successfully manage life tasks such as learning, forming relationships, communicating effectively, being sensitive to others’ needs, and getting along with others.

Conscious Discipline® empowers adults with the Seven Powers for Self Control. These powers change the adults’ perception and relationship with conflict, empowering them to be proactive instead of reactive during conflict times. These core beliefs strengthen our utilization of the frontal lobes of the brain. The frontal lobes are to the brain as a conductor is to an orchestra. The frontal lobes are our moral leaders.

From the beliefs instilled with the Seven Powers for Self Control emerge the Seven Basic Skills of Discipline. These skills change how adults respond to conflict in such a way as to facilitate the development of the frontal lobes in children. The Seven Skills are the only skills an adult needs to constructively transform conflict into teaching moments. Through the Powers and Skills, adults stay in control of themselves.

As adults begin to change their attitudes and behaviors, so will the children in their care. We cannot teach behaviors and skills that we do not possess ourselves. Dr. Becky Bailey, the author of Conscious Discipline®, originally designed the program for classrooms, but the Brain Smart strategies imparted by the Seven Powers for Self Control and the Seven Basic Skills of Discipline are seamlessly applied to all human interactions.

Meet the Team

Piper Kelm

Piper Kelm
Sunridge Middle School

Maria Davis

Maria Davis
Child Development Specialist

Josh McGraw

Josh McGraw
Grade 4 Teacher
Washington Elementary

Jolene Hudson
Intervention Specialist
Sherwood Elementary

Kim Dennis

Kim Dennis
McKay Elementary

Parents Nights

Sessions are recorded and a link uploaded to watch later if you missed the session or need a refresher.

September 21, 2020 – Introduction
October 19, 2020 –  (Canceled)
November 16, 2020 – Composure  Resources – Make-n-Take | Brain Smart Start | Safe Place Breathing Icons
January 11, 2021 – Assertiveness  Resources – Visual Daily Schedule
February 16, 2021 – Encouragement
March 15, 2021 – Choices  Resources – Picture Rule Cards | I Love You Ritual Chooser  Page 1  Page 2
April 19, 2021 – Empathy
May 17, 2021 – Positive Intent