“It Is Our Job To Keep You Safe”
Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning, school culture and discipline. Safety, connection and problem-solving are the three main components of Conscious Discipline. Based on brain research, Conscious Discipline’s goal is to provide systematic changes in schools by fostering the emotional intelligence of teachers first and children second. As we, Hope Academy, become more emotionally intelligent, we are equipped to create positive, healthy educational environments that maintain optimal learning states.
Hope Academy utilizes Conscious Discipline to lead teachers, students and parents through a transformational process that promotes permanent behavior change. At Hope Academy, we establish our school family within each classroom by providing routines and rituals that create a safe classroom culture. Greetings and goodbye rituals, safekeepers, wish wells, kindness trees, classroom jobs and problem-solving rituals provide endless opportunities for our students to build connection, trust and safety. This shift from traditional discipline to conscious discipline provides opportunities for our students to maintain emotional/social regulation while increasing academic success.