NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
PENNSYLVANIA ACT 48:
Today's educators have been trained to teach opposition and defiant students by giving them rewards as they see them finally do the desired behavior. Studies show this is not working in most schools, and behaviors are escalating. The author of Conscious Discipline will give you the knowledge needed to understand why. The answers lie within our brains, which have three different states: The Survival State, Emotional State, and the Executive State. Educators can give students what they need by showing empathy and building a sense of community within the classroom. This course aims to provide educators with the tools they need to bring students closer to their full potential and remove the barriers that many of us face. Through reading several resources online and watching videos by Dr. Becky Bailey, you can implement this new approach into your classroom and enjoy the transformation of your students and self.
This course is appropriate for teachers k-12.
Text: Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management, by Becky Bailey
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, or Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, and Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head, or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Conscious Discipline: 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management, by Becky Bailey
Available on Amazon - used starting at $7.52 or new for $45.00
None. All reading is online.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Introduce Yourself
Introduce yourself and write about your current position. Include what challenges you’re currently facing with your students and what your current discipline strategies are. (1-2 pages)
Assignment #2: Teaching About the Brain
Watch the YouTube video about how to use your hand to teach your students about the brain.
Teaching in the classroom can be very stressful when you have a student whose amygdala has been hijacked. Knowing how to calm them down is always trying. If students understand their brains, they could know what is happening to them.
In 400-500 words, describe how you could teach about the brain using your hand. Include how the amygdala can hijack a student’s brain, causing disruptive behaviors.
Assignment #3: Creating Connections
Read chapter 2 in Conscious Discipline 7 Powers & Skills.
As we get to know our students and their behaviors, some educators fail to understand what is going on internally with a child. Today's educators need to know what is happening to their students in all aspects of their life to understand their behaviors. If a student is struggling at home or hungry, they will struggle to learn.
In 400-500 words, describe what you can do as an educator to help students whose brains may be in survival or emotional state.
Assignment #4: Disciplinary Strategies Vs Conscious actions
Read the articles:
Watch the video:
Creating a School Family Through Connection
In 400-500 words, write about how Disciplinary Strategies involving consequences don't work and why Conscious Discipline does.
From the articles you just read, take into consideration the following:
Assignment #5: Pushing Buttons
Keeping your composure in the classroom can be very difficult when you have a disruptive student. As you think about your classroom, do you struggle to remain calm at times?
In 400-500 words, describe how you remain calm in your classroom and describe a time when you couldn’t keep your composure.
Assignment #6: 3 Different Brain States
As educators, we need our students to set goals and achieve success; however, getting there can be complicated. Today's children have many barriers that stop them from reaching their full potential. Dr. Bailey describes the three different states of the brain.
Watch the video "Wiring the Brain for Success.
In 400 - 500 words, describe each state.
Assignment #7: Logical Consequences
Traditional consequences have been proven not to work, as it creates fear in children. Dr. Bailey teaches what is known as “Logical Consequences.”
In approximately 500 words, write about what Logical Consequences are and why they work. Include how you can implement this strategy in your classroom.
Chapter 4 discusses how giving children choices when being redirected can help them feel like they’re still in control of the situation.
In approximately 300-400 words, describe the five steps in delivering the two positive choice models Dr. Bailey came up with.
Assignment #8: From Fear to Love
Years ago, discipline created fear in children to get them to behave and do their school work. Research shows fear is not the way to get what educators need from their students, as this puts them in a survival state.
In approximately 500 words, explain why her theory of this shift from fear to love creates a classroom where students want to do their work and behave for themselves and the teacher.
Assignment #9: Moments of Opportunity
Dr. Bailey believes if educators could teach her 7 skills of discipline, it would solve everyday behavior issues within the classroom. She also claims we can turn these disciplinary moments into an opportunity to teach.
In 400-500 words, describe two of the 7 skills.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #10: (400 & 500 Level) Lesson Plan
Complete one (1) of the following options:
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Assignment #11: Creating a Poster or Bibliography
Complete one (1) of the following options:
Create a poster displaying the three brain states, The Survival State Emotional State and the Executive State. In a 3-4 page paper, explain how you will implement them in your classroom environment.
Create an annotated bibliography of five books or articles related to the subject of Conscious Discipline or any of the topics in the book. The annotation should include a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs with the title, author, publisher (or URL), length of the book or article, the new information you found there, if any, your opinion of the value or your criticism of the contents of each book or article, and rate the importance of the material in relation to the subject of this course.
Assignment #12: (500 Level ONLY)
In addition to the 400 level) assignments, complete two (2) of the following
Choose two of the following assignments and post responses.
Having empathy for others is a huge factor when guiding our students on how to interact with each other. Chapter 6 just how important empathy can be when teaching our students. Pick two of the assignments from below.
Children today need to be taught how to interact with each other. In 3-4 pages, write about the 5 principles and the 3 skills of Empathy that Dr. Bailey feels are so important.
Create a lesson plan that you can implement in your classroom, which helps students understand the power of empathy.
Dr. Bailey believes that children develop empathy in different stages of their life. Describe in a 3-4 page paper each of the stages children go through as they begin to understand how to interact with and care for others.
Create another assignment of your own design with the instructor’s prior approval.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #13: (Required for Clock Hrs, PDUs, CEUs, Act 48, 400 and 500 level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 400-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Koleen McGuire graduated with a master’s degree from City University in 2009, and for the past 14 years has been working in the Puyallup School District as a school counselor. Five of those years she was the Mckinney Vento Liaison for the Puyallup District and is very experienced with students who have experienced poverty, which most of the time can involve trauma as well. Before earning her master’s, she worked in the Puyallup district as a paraeducator and is experienced in all areas of serving children. Having raised four boys and working in the district for many years, Koleen feels like it’s her mission to create a safe, supportive learning environment for all students.
SELF AWARENESS & DISCIPLINE
Bailey, Dr. Becky, 2001. Conscious Discipline 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management. ISBN: 9781889609119. In Conscious Discipline 7 Basic Skills, you will learn a variety of ways to help manage your classroom and remain composed as you do. The book emphasizes the importance of building a family-like community within your classroom, where students feel a part of something. Dr. Bailey will help you raise those test scores and create a safe and happy classroom environment.
Bailey, Dr. Becky. 2020. Dr. Becky Bailey Shows How To Demonstrate The Brain Hand.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O81uhCobl_A&feature=youtu.be
CapRegionBOCES. 2019. Creating a School Family Through Connection
Bailey, Dr. Becky. 2012. Wiring the Brain for Success.
Bailey, Dr. Becky. 2012. Using Logical Consequences- Conscious Discipline Skills.