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Conscious Discipline: Building a Caring Classroom using Rituals, Routines, Music, and Literature

by Jill Molli
November 27, 2012
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
3202 East Empire Street, Bloomington, Illinois

Description: A positive school climate is a prerequisite for developmentally appropriate discipline strategies. Children are motivated to behave through healthy relationships or through awards (stars, stickers, point system). Healthy relationships teach children to value each other, while rewards teach children to value material things. In this very interactive Conscious Discipline® workshop you will learn:

  • How to build the School Family™ using rituals, literature, activities, music, and the physical classroom environment.
  • How to help challenging children join the School Family™ and develop the motivation and desire to be cooperative.
  • The power of the School Family™ to support academic success.
  • How to use the School Family™ as the basis of your classroom management system.
  • How to transform hurtful interactions into helpful communication skills.
  • How to design your environment to meet the social and emotional needs of all children.

    Presenter Bios: Jill Molli has the uncanny ability to help people laugh and learn at the same time. Her past position in a Title I elementary school offered her opportunities to apply Dr. Bailey's Conscious Discipline® in a school setting and her family offers her constant real-life experiences to share with her audiences. Jill was selected as a Loving Guidance Associate because of her no-nonsense ability to get to the heart of a situation and her commitment to living Loving Guidance principles at school and at home. She is an entertaining, motivating, and heart-felt presenter. Jill is a "connector" for family needs. She began her teaching career in a behavior disabilities classroom, moved into a regular third grade classroom, and then completed her requirements as a guidance counselor. As the guidance counselor, Jill helped implement Conscious Discipline® school wide using the three-year implementation plan. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and 15 years of working with children with behavior problems. Since 2003, she has been the owner and operator of Connecting with Kids, a business whose mission is to build connections in families and classrooms. In an effort to stay current and up to date with recent issues in the classroom, Jill volunteers weekly in preschool and elementary settings and quarterly in an alternative high school. Jill also teaches a six-week evening class to help parents build a connected family through Loving Guidance. She has taught hundreds of Conscious Discipline® parenting classes ranging in attendance from mothers in the Missouri Department of Corrections Facility to "Soccer Dads." At her many programs, Jill proves herself a contagious source of enthusiasm and energy. It is with a heart full of joy that Jill shares the experiences, knowledge, and guidance that Dr. Bailey's techniques have afforded her in all areas of her life.

    This training will provide 6 contact hours for the following:

    • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
    • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #1, #2, #3
    • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
    • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) B, D, E

    Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

    In collaboration with: Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood

    Registration form for this workshop.
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