• Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on brain and child development research as well as developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline operates on the basis of creating physical and psychological safety for children. Research shows that the brain functions optimally in a safe, stimulating environment. Conscious Discipline has been specifically designed to change adults' attitudes and behaviors first, so they can teach behaviors and skills by example. Example is, by far, the most powerful teaching technique available. Children who observe discrepancies between what is "practiced" and what is "preached" are likely to imitate behavior they see modeled. 

    Conscious Discipline organizes 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. Connections, belonging, and contribution within the school family create cooperation among children. Conscious Discipline builds self esteem by addressing children's universal need to be generous and contributing members of a group. Each child holds a job and is responsible for effective running of the classroom. Conscious Discipline links home and school, as the school family is seen as an extension of the home family. The school family provides the infrastructure in the classroom to handle difficult life events in a child's life, in the community, and in the world.