With the purpose of promoting a school environment full of significant learning experiences for our students, on January 24, 25 and 26 our Altamira teachers were certified as “Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator (CPDCE)” through the Positive Discipline Association.
Positive Discipline is to educate “from kindness and firmness”. It helps teachers to have tools that promote social skills, including practical application techniques to encourage adults and children to correct their inappropriate behaviors through self-knowledge, self-discipline, responsibility, cooperative attitude and problem solving skills.
Certifying as a CPDCE allowed them to:
Know the philosophy of Positive Discipline and the Adlerian Model and integrate it into their professional practice and daily life.
Create environments of cooperation and mutual respect in your classroom.
Deepen the knowledge of human behavior and discover what is the goal behind some behaviors that are particularly difficult in the classroom and what to do about it.
Have a set of tools based on kindness and firmness that help us to be more efficient in academic development and at the same time create connection with students.
Implement class meetings to teach students social, cognitive and emotional skills, such as empathy, cooperation, self-control, responsibility, problem solving and self-discipline, among others.
Experience experiential exercises that help “go beyond” the intellectual understanding and achieve a paradigm shift.
We hope that the expansion of this program in our teachers will generate very positive professional growth for them and for our students!