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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

  • 27 Sep 2018
  • 4:15 PM
  • 25 Oct 2018
  • 7:15 PM
  • SeaTac, WA (5-Day Workshop September 27-October 25, 2018)

Facilitator(s): Aaron Norikane, CPDT, & Alan Wong, MSW, CPDT

Dates and Times:
September 27 - October 25, 2018
4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

4424 South 188th Street
SeaTac, WA, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Aaron Norikane
has been working to support and develop quality youth programs in the Seattle area for over 25 years. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate for creating strong connections and supportive systems for children from all backgrounds. While working at the YMCA, one of his colleagues recommended a Sound Discipline workshop and he never looked back. 

Aaron joined the Sound Discipline team as a facilitator in 2016 and helps educators gain tools to empower young people. He feels extremely fortunate working to stretch the perceptions of how young people are seen and grateful to be in a profession that align with his values and how he wants to live his life. As a Facilitator for Sound Discipline, Aaron believes the work we do provides an amazing opportunity to empower, build capacity, shift perspectives and change the world for the better. 

As a young person, Aaron always thought he would be an architect or airline pilot or ideally an NBA player. Never once did he think he would get over his intense fear of public speaking to take on a job where he delivers powerful content to audiences as big as 300 people. Aaron was born and raised in Seattle and finds his greatest source of joy in watching his two children learn, grow and giggle. His colleagues describe him as passionate, caring, and constantly pushing to make our systems better. By the end of his career, Aaron hopes that he will have helped shift the trajectory of this community towards a mutually respectful place where everyone belongs and matters.

Alan Wong is a life-long Seattleite who has dedicated his life to helping youth, educators, and communities to grow. Alan began his career in education working as a reading tutor at Sanislo Elementary, in the very same South Seattle neighborhood where he grew up. Over the last fifteen years he has worked as a lead facilitator and trainer for his own business, with innovative youth development organizations PYE Global, Power of Hope, and now, Sound Discipline. He has led professional development trainings for educators throughout the Northwest, United States, and internationally in Myanmar, India, Canada, Ecuador, Thailand, Korea, and Brazil. Alan also has experience working as a mentor health counselor in Seattle-area schools and as Program Director of a youth-serving non-profit. 

Working with Sound Discipline, Alan has witnessed first-hand the powerful change that happens when educators, students, and administrators work collaboratively to build community, shift school culture and create an environment that works for everyone. He has been privileged to stand side by side with teachers as they gain the confidence, skill and courage necessary to support their students in new ways. Ultimately, Alan believes that Sound Discipline is sowing the seeds of equity and empathy in communities and creating small scale models of what our schools and society can be. 

Alan's ultimate goal is to help build healthy, connected communities – where every individual is treated with dignity and respect, and has the opportunity to realize their full potential. Sound Discipline provides the perfect opportunity for Alan to work towards this goal. As a facilitator for Sound Discipline, Alan helps educators and administrators implement trauma-informed strategies and reduce discipline issues, while building connection and social-emotional skills within classrooms. 

Growing up as part of a multi-racial family in South Seattle, Alan has been committed to bringing diverse cultures and communities together since his early days. His Chinese name, 平 "Peng", means "peace" and "balance" – qualities he strives to embody himself and share with the communities he serves. In his spare time, Alan enjoys writing poetry, making music, practicing meditation, playing basketball and cooking creative cuisine.

Workshop Description: 
This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

Cost: $375 early registration, available until September 17, 2018. $425 regular registration. Limit 30. 

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/positive-discipline-in-the-classroom-tyee-high-school-5-week-workshop-sept-27-oct-25-registration-49910487612

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Mary Power, mary@sounddiscipline.org, in advance. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: 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. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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