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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Date: December 8, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Venue: Shanghai American School

Cost: USD 350 or RMB 2350

Target Audience: Early Childhood Educators

This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting.

What is Positive Discipline?

Positive Discipline is a program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, and is designed to teach children to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen and co-authors Lynn Lott, Cheryl Erwin and others, Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and support staff). Recent research tells us that children are “hardwired” from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave and focus more on learning. To be successful contributing members of their community, children must learn necessary social and life skills.

The 5 Criteria

Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that discipline must be taught and that discipline teaches. Dr. Jane Nelsen gives the following criteria for “effective discipline that teaches”:

  1. Is it kind and firm at the same time? (Respectful and encouraging)
  2. Does it help children feel a sense of belonging and significance? (Connection)
  3. Is it effective long-term? (Punishment works short term, but has negative long- term results.)
  4. Does it teach valuable social and life skills for good character? (Respect, concern for others, problem-solving, accountability, contribution, cooperation)
  5. Does it invite children to discover how capable they are and to use their personal power in constructive ways?

Learning Objectives

Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

  1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
  2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness, and understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

Facilitators

Cheryl Erwin

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and the author or co-author of several books in the bestselling “Positive Discipline” series, as well as the new Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators manual. Cheryl is a consultant for Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a popular international speaker and trainer.

Jill Stansbury

Jill Stansbury is the Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning specialist at the Shanghai American School Puxi campus. Her master’s degree is in educational leadership from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She has been a trainer for the Positive Discipline Association since 2007 and has used Positive Discipline preschool through high school as both a teacher and administrator since 1994. She enjoys helping educators strengthen their relationships with students by sharing strategies that teachers and schools can use to artfully teach students long-term life skills.

Registration Details

STEP 1: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Complete the online registration form by August 2, 2019. Click here to register.

STEP 2: REGISTRATION FEE

Please pay via wire transfer to Shanghai American School by August 2, 2019, and identify that that the transfer is for the Positive Discipline the in the Early Childhood Classroom Workshop. If you need fapiao with your school’s name listed on it, the wire transfer must be made in that name.

Please send RMB wire transfer payments to:

上海美国外籍人员子女学校

人民币账号:121909916010803

招商银行上海分行徐家汇支行

Please send USD payments via wire transfer to:

Account Name: Shanghai American School

Account Number: 121909916032103

Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Head Office

Bank Address: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Xu Jia Hui Sub-Branch Floor 38, No.18, Cao Xi Road (N), Shanghai, China

Post Code: 200030

SWIFT Code: CMBCCNBS Bank

Tel. Number: +86-21-64273890

or if a US based intermediary bank is needed:

US Bank Name: CITIBANK N.A. NEW YORK

ABA Routing #: 021000089

SWIFT Code: CITIUS33

To ensure the payment is properly credited, please provide a scanned copy of your completed transfer to Finance@saschina.org. Please email the same address to request a receipt or fapiao for this workshop.

Additional Information

Visa: You will need a visa if you are coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Puxi campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotels: Intercontinental NECC Puxi The hotel is close by the school and five minutes walk to the subway. Please book directly with lulu.zhang@icnecc.com at the hotel letting her know that you are a guest of the Shanghai American School when booking. You will then be eligible for our corporate rate @RMB 800 + 10% service charge + 6% tax including 1 daily breakfast.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Intercontinental NECC and the Puxi campus.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop
  • All workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for August is 28 degrees celsius or 85 degrees fahrenheit.

Contact details: If you have any questions please contact Linda Yeh at linda.yeh@saschina.org.