Introduction Teaching can be a rewarding profession, but it can also be a cause of stress for some. Conflicts arise in any situation where groups of people are placed together. A classroom filled with students will inevitably face conflicts. How the teacher approaches and solves these will determine the outcome of feeling successful or stressed. Managing a classroom full of students of any age can be difficult. It can be more challenging if that classroom consists of children who have not learned the skills needed to understand, express, and manage their own emotions. Children in preschools and daycares have not reached the stage of development that allows them to have achieved this. This makes them prime candidates for …show more content…
Through the process of doing this, she is helping to shape the future of the next generation. In 1996, she founded the company Loving Guidance, Inc of which she is the president. Through her company, she has offered the opportunity for others to be trained in the program she created known as Conscious Discipline. In addition to making television appearances, holding seminars, and creating multiple videos, she has written 14 books that focus on parenting, guiding, and disciplining children. Her approach to discipline is unlike others that often focus on the negative aspect of what the child has done and punishing them for it. Dr. Becky Bailey began focusing on the positives in life at age 16 when she was involved in a car accident that almost took her life. She strives to teach others how to take a negative situation or behavior and turn it around to have a positive outcome. By teaching children to self-regulate themselves, placing a punishment on them is unnecessary. Celebrating the successes that are seen, no matter how little will help to build a child’s esteem and guide them toward healthier relationships with others. Conscious Discipline: The foundation Conscious Discipline is a program being used by many schools and daycares as a classroom management tool. The focus of Conscious Discipline is to teach adults who care for children in any capacity how to help these children
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The purpose of this study was not to focus on how Conscious Discipline improves student outcome and the school climate, like other studies, but rather to conduct research of the social validity of the program. The study consisted of 10 certified teachers and 7 paraeducators who wear all trained in Conscious Discipline and were practicing it in their classrooms. The study was conducted at a preschool designed to cater to students with special needs. To test Conscious Discipline’s social validity, teachers were given a survey to evaluate their opinions on different aspects of Conscious Discipline such as implementation and daily use. Social validity consists of three components: (1) the goals, (2) the procedures, and (3) the effects. It was unanimously
Conscious Discipline is program used across the nation in schools as an alternative to traditional behavior management programs. The success of Conscious Discipline within schools has been springboard for a similar program for parents to use at home.
It is interesting to note that many people believe the stereotype that teaching is a stress free job. They get the summers and weekends off, as well as a shortened workday, and typically is a job that people only do because they cannot do anything else. The old adage that people teach who cannot do is widely believed. However, the reality is that there is a high degree of stress associated with being an educator. There have been various research studies that indeed
Lizzie made slight progress with improving her emotional and behavioral regulation, as indicated by Lizzie’s mother learning how to managing her behavior using positive disciple to reduce the tantrums and negative
Hudgins, B.B., & Riesenmy, M.R. (1994). Teaching self-direction to enhance children’s thinking in physical science. Journal of Educational Research, 88(1), 15.
Hoffman, Hutchinson, and Reiss discuss their study and findings on whether or not Conscious Discipline can help ameliorate students’ difficult behaviors. Conscious Discipline, created by Becky Bail, is described as classroom management program that promotes teachers’ self control, encouragement towards students, allowing children to make choice, and much more. In the study, several teachers were elected and were asked to complete a survey dealing with classroom management. Some of these teachers were then provided workshops to help them learn about Conscious Discipline and overall enhance their classroom management methods. Most of the teachers who attended these workshops applied their new knowledge
Ms. Crowley states while in prison she liked the fact that the therapy helped her clarify her feelings. Learned various techniques to “staying clean.” She also reports that her residential treatment was helpful due to “it keeping her off the streets.” Although she did not seem to find it helpful on the issue of her sexual abuse by her maternal uncle at the age of nine. Jillian said that the way she coped with the assault was to “forget about it’ and “put it away.” She appears to be highly motivated to change her on setting behavior.
I think those rules and disciplines were effective for kids, she seemed she have more control over them than before. The kids were following everything she was saying.
Lizzie and her mother reflected on the benefits of changing the negative behavior which will reduce fussing, yelling, tantrums, and constant redirection.
"Guidance teaching is character education in its truest, least political sense --guiding children to develop the empathy, self-esteem, and self-control needed for autonomy." (Gartrell, 2004, p. 22) As a guidance professional, I will have the ability to inform parents about the positive effects of guidance and the negative effects of punishment. If they are perceptive to this and through the use of guidance, our students will discover how to manage themselves, their interactions with their fellow students and with all within the world in a positive manner.
After observing the achievement wall that Mrs. Rodgers had, I also noticed that part of her Behavior Management Plan consisted of not being afraid to give honor where honor was due, or not being stingy with her praise for Excellency. Instead of tearing down a student that is misbehaving in front of the whole class, she simply praises those doing well. This concept brings confidence to those doing well, but also causes those not doing well to strive for better behavior, so they can be praise next
As my experience working with children grows, I would like to gain the skills necessary to run a preschool program. I have worked primarily with infants and toddlers in the past few months, which has become a new focus of mine. Working with such young children allows me to have a productive impact on their cognitive development. This opportunity has been a great encouragement and I hope to run an infant-toddler program within a larger school. My more immediate goals are centered around gaining experiences in different facilities. By exposing myself to different programs and their unique styles, I will be able to see how different procedures, like those for resolving conflict, work for children. With time, these ideas would be integrated into my own program.
While there are “people” around the world working in childcare centers that serve as poor role models whom are only there for the paycheck, there are amazing human service workers that serve as teachers that have a significant impact as a role model to provide appropriate skills needed for social and cognitive development to last a lifetime. In an article from the Early Childhood Education Journal (2013) the author states that “Quality teacher-child interactions in early childhood classrooms have repeatedly been paired with positive, emotional, behavioral and cognitive outcomes for children” (Thomason & La Paro, 2013). Indeed, a caregiver whom has a sincere, warm, and understanding heart will be more effective in teaching and will have more of an impact on how and what
They learn to trust that their needs will be met, or that they will not. The emotional domain includes the infant’s perception of herself and of herself in relation to others.”(Blackboard, 2013). The most important thing a caregiver can do to help a toddler’s emotional development is to create a safe and loving environment for the toddler to learn in. Caregivers should understand that each toddler is different and has different needs. Attending to each individual child in a well-organized and inviting learning environment is essential during his stage early childhood development.
Teaching is not just a job that I perform because I expect a reward at the end of each month; it is my passion and I feel extremely satisfied with every successful lesson. I like to help the society, and teaching gives me a great opportunity to do so. I am passionate about educating my students, so I work with them and motivate them to lead them to find inspiration in learning. I use different strategies to engage them and share with them the knowledge.