Parenting with Courage & Connection 6-week series

Parenting with Courage & Connection 6-week series

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You know that parenting is challenging at the best of times…and these are not the best of times!

Imagine having the tools to make a quick, positive difference in the way you connect and care for your children. When you join us for this engaging, online series, you’ll learn effective parenting strategies and approaches, while you connect with other parents and caregivers who are raising elementary school-aged children.

During this series, we will dive deep into parenting concepts which will help you:

  • Manage your own emotions, so that you interact
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Sarah Schieron

Sarah Schieron

Development Manager

Sarah brings over fifteen years of experience in fundraising. Previously she worked as Development Director, grant writer, and Executive Director for New Futures, Project Hope, Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together. She participated as a volunteer on Sound Discipline’s Engagement committee prior to joining staff in 2019. Sarah took a break to care for her children during the height of the pandemic and returned to Sound Discipline’s staff again in 2022.

 

Sarah has a BS in Biology. Having close relationships with her elders, Sarah planned to work in elder care after college. During her junior year, she …

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Teague M. Parker

Teague M. Parker

Teague M. Parker (he/him) is proud to be a facilitator with Sound Discipline. Drawn to the thoughtful empowerment of parents & educators of all backgrounds, he cherishes the process of collaborative learning that embraces authenticity and humanity-driven connections.

Holding a BA in Theatre with concentrations in acting and playwriting from Western Washington University, Teague was trained in a variety of performance techniques that he now utilizes as tools for social emotional learning, creating collaborative environments, and promoting wellness amongst communities. Trained through programs such as the Teaching Artist Training laboratory & the Creative Aging Training through ArtsWa, he utilizes anti-racist …

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Lex Gavin

Lex Gavin

As a Facilitator with Sound Discipline, Lex Gavin (they/them) partners with adults to create dignified and connected spaces for young people. They are passionate about reimagining our education and communities, and are fueled by their conviction that a just, liberated world is possible.

Lex has more than a decade of experience designing and facilitating social justice content in the youth development field, beginning with their own organizing and education work with Stonewall Youth’s Speaker’s Bureau and Queer Youth Space. Lex has worked in homeless youth services, youth mental health services with a focus on suicide prevention, and crisis services with …

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Kayla Blau

As a Facilitator, Kayla Blau (she/her) welcomes educators, parents, and community members into engaging trauma-informed workshops to create a more regulated, safe, and inclusive world for all students. After witnessing punitive school environments push students out of the school system firsthand, Kayla is excited to join the Sound Discipline team to share tools and practices to support students that have experienced complex trauma and/or are marginalized in our White-dominant education system.

Kayla previously worked as a Child Advocate at a domestic violence shelter, where she co-curated youth poetry chapbooks with young people to process trauma and build community. She also …

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Kelsey Peronto

As a Facilitator, Kelsey Peronto (she/her) supports educators, administrators, and community members in fostering environments that recognize, honor, and bolster the innate strengths of their students and youth. She collaborates with educators to build skills and practices that are trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and grounded in dignity and respect for all. Kelsey believes in partnering with communities to create an education system where every young person can feel safe, heard, valued, and that they belong. She is honored to work with educators and youth to strive for a future grounded in connection and care.

Prior to working with Sound Discipline, Kelsey spent …

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Shifting from Power-Over to Power-With When Working with Young People

Shifting from Power-Over to Power-With When Working with Young People

In the News, Point of View, Teachers, Uncategorized

“If I could wave a magic wand, my students would understand how thrilling it can be to take control of their learning. My co-workers would understand how much more of an enriching experience it is for both us and the humans who are our students to buy in to their learning.”

        • Sara Wozniak-Randall, 7th grade Pacific Northwest History, Dimmitt Middle School

 

 

Sound Discipline’s work is about power. Our work invites adults who work with youth to shift from practices based in control and compliance to practices based in shared power. The principles of shared power are basic to …

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Dimmitt Middle School Core Values: Equity and Community

Dimmitt Middle School Core Values: Equity and Community

Inspiring Stories, Uncategorized

The article about Redwood Elementary staff sharing their experience shifting to in-person and hybrid learning is here.

 

Dimmitt Middle School has been a partner of Sound Discipline for over five years, and we are excited to feature them this month as our Sound Discipline Inspiring Story. In a recent Education Week article, Arianna Prothero stated that school leadership’s most critical job “is creating a school environment where students feel safe, supported, engaged, and accepted.” Dimmitt Middle School has consistently prioritized creating this healthy school environment, and it shines through the entire school community daily.

 

Dimmitt is hosting …

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Self-Regulation to Grow Engaged Learners

Tips & Tools, Uncategorized

As educated adults we know that to lead a healthy life we should eat fewer fatty foods, exercise regularly and get enough rest…but we don’t always do it!  That’s because we are all continually developing our self-regulation skills.  Your students are the same.  They may know what to do, but lack the self-regulation skills to always act appropriately.  You may have noticed that students who are unable to regulate their thoughts and actions find it difficult to make and keep friends, organize school work, and express feeling in appropriate ways.  Self-regulation is a skill that can be taught and practiced. …

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Classroom Jobs

Tips & Tools, Uncategorized

School is finally out and the start of the new school year is a safe distance away. If you are like most teachers, part of your brain will be thinking about what little things you might improve in your classroom next year and those thoughts will be murmuring at you all summer. One of the things that you might want to think about is how to set up classroom jobs in the fall. Students do better when they feel like they are connected and that their contributions matter. It helps them feel capable. Meaningful work in the classroom helps build …

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