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Ms. Schaffner from Savannah GA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Creating a School Family

Teacher Professional Development: I need Conscious Discipline Training DVDs and Books to sharpen my classroom and behavior management skills and to make our class a "School Family". <profdevpilot>

  • $832 goal

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My Students

Behavior management and classroom management are two of the most challenging skills for a teacher to master. The program of Conscious Discipline helps teachers and students to create a classroom that is safe for learning and free from behavior problems.

I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I have been a teacher for over 20 years. The past 14 years have been spent in high-needs schools teaching Pre-Kindergarten. The biggest challenge that I have faced every year is, "How to keep classroom and behavior management positive with the ever-changing population of students?" Many years ago, I attended a workshop that introduced me to Dr. Becky Bailey and the program Conscious Discipline. This program opened my eyes and changed the way I looked at classroom and behavior management. The program reinforces the positives and shows how we can work together to create a "School Family."

My Project

The Conscious Discipline training DVDs would be used as a refresher course for me and an introduction to the program for my teaching assistant. The program teaches how to create a positive environment of trust, how to work with challenging behaviors, and how to change our mindsets to best help our students. I would also use the DVDs to help with parent education. Many parents see the same challenges at home that teachers see in the classroom. By offering parent education, we would maintain a consistency for our children that is so important in behavior management. The books and tools which I have requested can also be used with students to teach them self-regulation. The use of this program for training at all levels- student, parent, teacher- will have a positive effect on the classroom. The classroom will become a safe place for my Pre-K learners to explore, learn, and grow!

The books and DVDs that I have requested would be used for teacher training, parent education, and as student resources to help with classroom and behavior management.

With your help, my classroom can become a 'Conscious Discipline Classroom' and my children can become a "School Family."

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Ms. Schaffner
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Conscious Discipline Live! DVD Set • Conscious Discipline $295.00 1 $295.00
Setting Limits Without Guilt Presenters' Series • Conscious Discipline $75.00 1 $75.00
The New Conscious Discipline Book- Expanded and Updated • Conscious Discipline $29.00 2 $58.00
Skills on a Sting • Conscious Discipline $15.00 2 $30.00
There's Got to Be a Better Way: Discipline that Works • Conscious Discipline $22.00 1 $22.00
I Can Calm • Conscious Discipline $10.00 2 $20.00
Managing Emotional Mayhem • Conscious Discipline $20.00 1 $20.00
365 Days of Conscious Discipline Perpetual Flip Calendar • Conscious Discipline $18.00 1 $18.00
Shubert Rants and Raves • Conscious Discipline $9.00 2 $18.00
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline • Conscious Discipline $16.00 1 $16.00

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