Early Childhood Educators ' Perceptions Of Conscious Discipline

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Caldarella, P., Page, N. W., & Gunter, L. (2012). EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS '
PERCEPTIONS OF CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE. Education, 132(3), 589-599.
This article discussed the results from seventeen early childhood special educators that rated the significance, appropriateness, and effects of Conscious Discipline in a preschool setting. As curriculum has made continuous changes, classroom management approaches have been consistently based on behavioral theories and systems of rewards and punishments. Conscious discipline is a classroom management system that focuses on the development of social and emotional learning, which is stated as, “the process by which children learn to recognize emotions in themselves and others, manage their own emotions, develop empathy, make good decisions, establish constructive friendships, and handle challenges successfully.” After completing the study it was found that one hundred percent of the participants agreed that teaching social and emotional learning in preschools is important and seventy six percent believed that conscious discipline improved their students ' social and emotional functioning in school. I found this article to relate well and provide valid insight to the relationship between implementing conscious discipline in the classroom to help student build their confidence when handling daily challenges. The results from this study showed that fifty eight percent of the participants noticed their students began to spontaneously use…

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