Hear what the educators, administrators, and schools we’ve worked with have to say about us:
Thank you so much for this morning’s professional development. It was uplifting, purposeful, and engaging for staff. I appreciate your dedication to our continued growth and designing work that is meaningful and adapts to our needs. I heard shifts in staff’s language and attitudes during and after the session.
I am impressed with how positively my students are responding to the changes I am making. They love the compliment circle, are very positive about helping each other solve problems in class meetings, and they are taking more ownership of their behavior throughout the day. They use the bugs and wishes protocol to discuss problems. I feel more effective as a teacher and am very excited to implement more Positive Discipline techniques.
After giving a moment of silence for the students to take in the broken, bruised apple on the ground I picked it up and began the very deep conversation about the broken apple. I put it back together. We talked about how it was impossible to make it whole again even though it was JUST words that they were using. When the conversation came to a natural pause, I quietly went around the room, knelt down in front of each student and showed them the bruised apple.
By the end, my students had concluded that it was their responsibility to take care of the hearts around them. They could either use their words to bruise and break or to make classmates feel like they matter and they belong in our classroom and at or school. This experience has helped my class develop empathy and be more caring toward each other.