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Faculty and alumnae implement training in Conscious Discipline

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Conscious Discipline Training

A partnership between the FSU School of Teacher Education and Gadsden County Public Schools is helping students in teacher education programs gain valuable experience in working with diverse populations through a training program on the use of Conscious Discipline.

This initiative, funded by College of Education alumnae Cynthia Schumacher (B.A. ’50, M.A. ’51) and Nina Shuman (B.S. ’50, M.S. ’56), will benefit both Gadsden County schools and School of Teacher Education students. Developed by Becky Bailey (Ph.D. ’79), a College of Education alumna, Conscious Discipline aims to establish a positive school climate by creating a school family through the integration of classroom management and social-emotional learning.

Teaching Faculty Ella-Mae Daniel, in collaboration with Phyllis Underwood, teaching faculty in the School of Teacher Education, began coordinating whole school training and implementation activities this fall. On Monday, October 12th, Daniel and Underwood implemented the Conscious Discipline training at Greensboro Elementary School. Teachers, staff, and administrators from both Greensboro Elementary School and St. John Elementary School were in attendance. In addition, current students in their first semester of the Elementary Education program attended the training.

DJ Batiste

D.J. Batiste

Attendees at the training learned strategies that integrate classroom management with social-emotional learning to become empowered adults who consciously transform conflict into opportunities to teach critical life skills. One of the Conscious Discipline trainers that day was D.J. Batiste, a former student whose life was forever changed because of a teacher who was trained in Conscious Discipline. This teacher, Ms. Porter, was recognized as a recipient of a Kennedy Center award for her impact on D. J.’s life.

Click here to view photos from the Conscious Discipline Training.

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