Resilience From the Ground Up: Creating a School Family
Education in the U.S. was built on a factory model designed to prepare children for a service-oriented, agrarian and industrial economy. We must shift this paradigm if we are to achieve the emotional intelligence, academic achievement, higher-order thinking skills, resiliency and equity essential to success in the current era of innovation and technology. The School Family accomplishes this shift. It replaces outdated systems with a comprehensive, proven, neurodevelopmentally-sound approach based on safety, connection and mutual problem solving. Learn how a School Family nourishes a soil from which the seeds of resilience, cooperation, emotional regulation, executive skill development and academic success can grow. Explore successful school implementation and learn immediate steps for cultivating the shift from the factory model of yesterday to an inclusive cooperative system that increases resilience and closes social-emotional and academic skill gaps to create a brighter tomorrow.
Dr. Becky Bailey is an award-winning author, renowned educator and internationally recognized expert in education and developmental psychology. She is the creator of Conscious Discipline, training 3.5+ million adults in 47+ countries and 22+ languages. Conscious Discipline facilitates an intentional shift in adults’ understanding of behavior via the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model. It then provides evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies for responding to children’s needs.
Diane Phelan is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor and the Principal of a Title I middle school in Pasadena, TX. She has been an educator for 27 years, serving children 18 months old through high school seniors. In addition to her transformational work as a Principal, Diane is also a respected SEL trainer of educators, administrators, parents and law enforcement.