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Upcoming events

    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 8:45 AM
    • 15 Aug 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Portland, OR
    Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom
    Facilitators: Steven Foster, LCSW, CPDLT and
    Julia Tomes M.A.T., CPDT

    Thursday and Friday
    August 14 - 15, 2014
    8:45 am-5:00 pm

    Reedwood Friends Church
    2901 SE Steele St.
    Portland, OR 97202

    Workshop Description:
    A great deal of recent research has shown unequivocally that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is vital if teachers and other school personnel hope to increase academic gains for their students of all ages. The abilities of students to manage strong emotions, interact cooperatively with others and resolve problems that come up in their daily lives are quite literally academic survival skills. All SEL programs or curricula strive to teach these skills. Positive Discipline in the Classroom does so in a manner which stresses mutual dignity and respect for students and teachers and also inculcates the democratic values that are at the core of our civic lives.

    Workshop Description:
    • Learn how to teach the Eight Essential Skills for effective class meetings to students.
    • Explore motivations for behavior and learn respectful, encouraging ways to be kind and firm at the same time when faced with challenging behaviors in classrooms and group settings.
    • Become familiar with research-based tools to effectively lead a classroom or mediate a conflict based upon cooperation, problem-solving, and mutual respect.
    • Learn how to empower students to look for solutions and do the right thing even when no one is looking.
    • Learn the Teacher Helping Teacher Problem Solving Steps, an effective tool for ongoing training and support for both teachers and support staff.
    Download Flier
    Cost: $375 Early Registration received and paid by July 15th, 2014, $425 after (includes materials)

    To Register:
    • Call 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472)
    • Or mail check to: PD Association, P.O. Box 290155, Kerrville, TX 78029. 
    If you are flying, please DO NOT make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.
    Credit/CEUs available through Portland State University for an additional small fee.

    Local Contacts: Steven Foster 971-275-6510,, or Julia Tomes 503-841-9130

    Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5.

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