I agree Conscious Discipline is a great source and many early teachers are knowledgeable. It takes small steps to understand that the changes will come positively or at least the environment will reduce to a more loving space for everyone.I suggest that you review your room structure, then the materials, is it to much stuff to overload the brain. Look at your students environment and what home and school may have in common.
Them meet with you team and get feedback and their vision, feelings?
Then introduce the conscious discipline Sofia books first. And modeling the expectations in the room.Teachers need there support and safe please too. So engage them and remind them we are learning together as teachers, parents and students.I hope this helps
We use the same practice in our school. It's very effective and when it fails, it's usually because we can't get the parents buy-in. They can't see that their lack of consistent discipline sends a mix message. It's especially apparent during our parent teacher conferences and we invite the child to attend. Parents will actually marvel at how out of control their child is and will refer it to "unrestricted exploration." The child is in desperate need of structure and discipline.
We've had to cancel contracts in the past-but only about five or six in 18 years. I don't feel guilty anymore. We give ample time and opportunity for families to help us help get their child on tract.