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Based on this week's reading in our textbook Conscious Discipline, discuss how you can practice living a composed life and using the Power of Perception for your own self-control. How will this help model Composure to your students?

Lecture and Reading Materials

In the Conscious Discipline textbook, please read the following: (https://consciousdiscipline.s3.amazonaws.com/E-Learning/CD-Book_Sample-Chapter.pdf)

  • Chapter 1……..pages 8-29
  • Chapter 4……pages 86-119

Powerpoint is attached as well 

Composure

Being the Person You Want Others to Become

Created by A. Todd

Power of Perception

No one can make you angry

without your permission

Principle 1: Composure is self control in action.

S.T.A.R

Self Control

Perceptions

2

Principle #2

Healthy, secure relationships

require that we control our own upset.

Anger Management

Trigger thoughts

Skill #1: changing trigger thoughts in calming thoughts

3

Principle #3

Start the day the brain smart way

and implement stress reduction activities

Uniting activities

How do you start the day?

Skill #2: Reduce Stress

4

Becoming Brain Smart

Composure is a reflection of a

balanced nervous system

Language of neurochemistry

Norepinephrine

Dopamine

How do you deal with aggressive behaviors in children?

5

Building Social Bonds

Everyone feels a need to belong

Serotonin

Understanding temperament

6

Principle #4

Your job is to keep the

classroom safe so children can learn

Physical structures that support the skill of composure

No time like the present

Teaching moments

7