The Feelings Buddies, which were introduced last week are part of a larger curriculum called "Conscious Discipline". We utilize Conscious Discipline schoolwide and want to share with you what we are learning about ourselves and our students!
From the website- Conscious Discipline empowers us to be conscious of brain-body states in ourselves and children. It then provides us with the practical skills we need to manage our thoughts, feeling and actions. With this ability to self-regulate, we are then able to teach children to do the same. By doing this, we help children who are physically aggressive (survival state) or verbally aggressive (emotional state) become more integrated so they can learn and use problem-solving skills (executive state). When we understand the brain state model, we can clearly see the importance of building our homes, schools and businesses on the core principles of safety, connection and problem-solving.
Learn more about brain states here:
Conscious Discipline starts with the adult. Over the next few newsletters I will link mini webinars that our teachers will be viewing as well. We hope you find something helpful in each one!
7 Powers for Conscious Adults #1 Perception