Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The RI Shriner’s Imperial Room 
One Rhode's Place
Cranston, RI 02905

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Deb Langevin 
The Autism Project 

It Starts in the Heart: Creating the School Family!
Integrating Classroom Management with
Social-Emotional Learning 

Workshop Features:

  • Identify the components of the Brain Smart Start™ and explain how they relate to the Brain Smart™ principles 
  • Recognize the relationship of internal states to behavior for both adults and children 
  • Identify classroom structures and rituals that will help generate an optimal state for learning within the environment of the School Family™ 
  • Shift from control to connection by describing how to structure the classroom success visual routines and rituals 
  • Learn clear assertive communication techniques so children learn their words are more powerful than their hands 
  • Describe how to transform hurtful interactions into helpful communication 
  • Make the shift from seeing “misbehavior” as a problem to a call for help for love
  • Learn, play, and have fun!

Presented by:  Kim Jackson, Loving Guidance Associate

Kim Jackson is a master teacher who is dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences possible for each child in her care. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching and coaching in the public schools of North and South Carolina for the past 20 years.

As a teacher, Kim’s teaching practices are true to the mission of Conscious Discipline as she inspires teachers and parents alike to think about brain development and guides young children towards independent self-regulation as a foundation for future success in life. Her classroom is the very best representation of how to implement Conscious Discipline with a very broad scope of children coming from children of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity.

As a trainer, Kim draws both beginning and experienced teachers in with candor, clarity, humor and humility. Warm stories of her personal experiences, classroom experiences, and her teaching partners and their authentic learning journeys together weave wonderful examples of how to welcome, how to embed and how to embrace Conscious Discipline.

Kim has been a part of the NC Preschool Demonstration Program demonstrating “best practices” in action for local, state and national observers and offers coaching and support in modifying their own teaching practices. Kim works closely with local universities and early childhood agencies to support their teacher education programs. She has also provided teacher training on the local, state, national level and international level.