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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

  • 09 Aug 2018
  • 8:00 AM (PDT)
  • 10 Aug 2018
  • 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Renton, WA (2-Day Workshop August 9-10, 2018)

Facilitator(s): Deneen Bowen, MEd, CPDT, & Paulina Cuevas, MA, CPDT

16022 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Deneen Bowen, since committing to a career in education, Deneen's primary curiosity has been around how we create the space and conditions for students to co-create their own learning alongside educators. Along the way, she has searched for doors she could open where that conversation and work could flourish. As a facilitator with Sound Discipline, Deneen invites adults to examine the ways in which they are showing up with the children in their lives and how, when we live with intention and mindfulness, we can make a difference for young people, even those affected by trauma. 

While she is keenly aware of the challenges educators face, Deneen believes deeply in the transformative potential of this work. She is grateful to contribute to the planting of healthy seeds in our communities, supporting adults to show up over and over and over in ways that teach empathy, compassion, problem-solving and repairing our mistakes. Deneen's work with Sound Discipline has helped her to develop a deeper understanding of her place in the larger social structure, and she strives to shine a light on systems of inequity and teach the leaders of those systems how to shift the balance of power so that every human being may thrive. 

Deneen tries every day to put her learning into practice with her 9-year-old daughter to support her journey in becoming a whole-hearted woman (though she admits that some days are more successful than others). She enjoys snowboarding, yoga, listening to jazz, and dancing with her daughter. Her colleagues describe her as lively, spirited, joyful – and as having the best laugh, ever.

Paulina Cuevas, is from Chile. She has a psychology degree, a MA in Educational Psychology, a PK-12 school counseling license and 15 years of experience working as a School Counselor in local and international schools in the USA, Chile and China. As a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer she is part of Disciplina Positiva Chile team. She currently lives in Seattle and is constantly travelling to offer Positive Discipline Certification trainings.

Workshop Description: 
This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

Cost: $375 early registration, available until July 9, 2018. $425 regular registration. Limit 30. 

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/positive-discipline-in-the-classroom-2-day-workshop-renton-registration-47090022525


CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. This program also is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP). 

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Mary Power, mary@sounddiscipline.org, in advance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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