Positive Discipline in the Classroom Strategies


Hundreds of schools also use these amazingly effective strategies for restoring order and civility to today's turbulent classrooms. Now you too can use this philosophy as a foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in children. Imagine, instead of controlling behavior, you can be teaching; instead of confronting apathy, you will enjoy motivated, eager students! Inside, you'll discover how to:

• Create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning.
• Use encouragement rather than praise and rewards.
• Instill valuable social skills and positive behavior through the use of class meetings.
• Understand the motivation behind students' behavior instead of looking for causes.
• And much more!

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A Two-Day Workshop

Positive Discipline in the Classroom (developed by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott) is a research-based classroom management program that empowers teachers with skills to build their students’ sense of community, prepare them for successful living, and increase academic achievement. Experiential learning methods give you skills to help students practice better cooperation, social skills, self-direction, responsibility, and mutual respect in the classroom. Positive Discipline in the Classroom materials go hand in hand with the Positive Discipline parent education program that can be taught at your school to increase the parent-school connection...


Two-day workshop fee: £475
Early Bird fee: £425
(paid 60 days in advance)

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Who Should attend

Teachers, Administrators, Professional Development Personnel, Counselors, community representatives, and anyone who works with young people in a school setting and wants to promote mutual respect and character development in students. Those who...

• Want an approach that significantly reduces discipline problems by teaching self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills.
• Understand that the development of life-skills and character is as important as academics to help students be successful in school, in work, in the community, and in family relationships.
• Are interested in learning how non-punitive methods work best for long-range positive results with students, and who want a large toolbox of non- punitive methods.

Learning Objectives

• Understand motivations for misbehavior and how to respectfully encourage change in ways that eliminates most discipline problems.
• Be able to identify the four mistaken beliefs that lead to misbehavior.
• Learn how to encourage students and set limits using kindness and firmness at the same time.
• Learn tools to effectively lead a classroom based on cooperation and mutual respect instead of control.
• Learn how to teach students the Eight Building Blocks for effective class meetings.
• Learn how to teach life skills (self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, problem solving etc) so that students can cooperate and learn successfully in the classroom.
• Learn a useful set of problem solving steps for really "tough" problems.
• Have a deeper understanding of human behavior and what motivates positive change.
• Have a set of resource materials for future reference.
In addition to this course, our Positive Discipline Associates offer whole school trainings and whole school follow-ups to give you continued educational support. Call for an associate near you.


The workshop is full of useful tools for use in various school settings that help students practice the skills in situations relevant to them. Class meetings provide an invaluable structure for teaching students the skills they need to work together to solve problems, to be respectful to others, and to make school an engaging place to learn.


Research confirms that we learn more deeply and internalize change more successfully when actively practicing the principles we are learning. Participants will learn to lead experiential activities, demonstrations, and role plays that help students internalize cooperation, mutual respect, a sense of capability, and a desire to contribute. All activities are designed to help participants leave the workshop prepared to implement the five criteria for discipline that empowers:

  • Mutually respectful and encouraging
  • Sense of connection
  • Effective long-term

  • Provides opportunities for the development of social and life skills
  • Invites children to discover how capable they are