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Conscious Discipline
Old 11-04-2020, 03:17 PM
 
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I get some aspects of it, and I think it's good for controlling reactions and staying calm. However, at the school I was at that implemented it, the teachers and principals took it as since the brain is learning and developing, there should be no consequences for behavior. I disagree. I get you often can't (or shouldn't) give a consequence when a kid is already in melt down mood and that it often works best to wait until a kid has calmed down. However, I still think there should be a consequence. Instead, kids got "cranky cream" and other things when visiting the principal, which is a joke in my mind. I also have an issue with the language of "safe space". I think a "Cool Down" area is better. I think by saying a space in the classroom is a "safe space" is basically saying the rest of the classroom is not safe.
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