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Park Community Charter School Library: Conscious Discipline

Our library mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our school community.

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Introduction

Help bring Conscious Discipline skills from school into your home with Shubert's Home.  Select the picture below for resources. 

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Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based trauma-informed comprehensive social emotional learning program, based in neuroscience, that holistically integrates SEL with Discipline and School Climate to create an optimal learning environment.Park Community Charter School has been working hard to increase our Parent Education Program.  Please visit the district CD website for additional information.  Here is the link to visit.  

Select the image below to read more from the Conscious Discipline Parent Education.

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The Celebration Center provides a way to honor children's diverse achievements- from first somersaults to writing their name- in a way that increases connection, intrinsic motivation, and self-worth. If we reward children with stickers and stuff, we teach them to value stickers and stuff.  The Celebration Center honors children and taps into the brain's natural reward center to promote intrinsic motivation.  If we want children to value performing well for the sake of performing well,  we must develop intrinsic motivation instead of relying on stickers and stuff. Select the image below to visit the website.

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The Friends and Family Board builds unity and links our School Family to your Home Family. Children use the board to learn about each other at the beginning of the year.  They enjoy looking at our board throughout the year to "visit" with family members they may miss.  Select the picture below to learn more. 

Friends & Family Example

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The Kindness Tree encourages kind and helpful acts. We get more of the behaviors we focus on, so our Kindness Tree helps us increase our kind and helpful behaviors.

Printable:

Graphing Activity

Examples:

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Kindness Tree and Graphing Activity

 

The Safe Place is a self-regulation center. Children go there to learn and practice active calming techniques. This is the #1 predictor of social and academic success. Children need structured opportunities to practice active calming in order to learn how to self-regulate their feelings.  The Safe Place is a self-regulation center.  It is not a time-out. Select the picture below to learn more.

Examples:

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Social skills are taught through a social story and visuals.  The social story is a helpful tool for parents to help their child with a missing skill. As you read the story, pause after every page and make sure the child has understood the message. Reading a story can always turn into a precious moment of connection. Dedicate a special time to read this book to the child.  It is your special time together. Finally, enjoy it! This moment of connection will then translate—throughout your day—into cooperation, willingness and impulse control. How you read the social story can be a great investment in changed behavior as well!

Printable:

Teaching Siblings to Ask For A Turn

Step-By-Step Social Skills Cards

Visual Routines provide predictability and safety by showing children our expectations and what to do next. Adults think in words; children think in pictures. By using pictures to show children what to do, we provide consistency and help them understand our expectations more clearly. Children must understand exactly what to do before they can do it.  Select the picture below to learn more.

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Printable:

Visual Daily Schedule

Visual Daily Schedule with Images

Helpful COVID-19 Resources:

Here are the COVID-19 Resource Links
 
Choice Tools for complex schedules (How To Make A Schedule)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XOeCcB0cQko3df5IDIs1Z9vwF2iY8hSZ/view?usp=sharing

 
Visuals for safety and COVID-19
 
When We All Get Together Story
 
When People Get COVID-19 Story
 

Visual Routine Examples

One Child

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Family Routine Chart (3 kids)

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Parent Visual Routines

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Ways To Be Helpful visuals are so your child can feel the reward of being helpful. It's not meant to be done to perfection. These change as your child ages. These activities can be behaviors (like social skills) and/or actions (like chores). Select the image below to learn more. 

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Also, visit this great link for chores by age and allowance thoughts.

A Wish Well board is a visual way to connect or show concern for those your child loves. This process involves taking three deep breaths, collect them into our hearts, and wishing them well.  Select the photo below to learn more. 

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Printable:

Wish Well Board 

Wish Well Board with Printable icons

Examples:

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Activities to Disengage Stress

Breathing Strategies:

 

Breathing / Meditation / Yoga