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Positive Discipline in the Classroom -CE hours available

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 8:00 AM (PDT)
  • 03 Nov 2023
  • 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • In Person - San Jose, CA (October 27 and November 3, 2023)
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  • Four (4) or more registering together, take $50 off the fee. Call or email for Group Discount Code. 1-858-260-0026,


Facilitator:  Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT

Dates and Times: 10/27/2023 and 11/3/2023                                       
8:00am-4:00pm - Pacific Time

Location:  Indigo Program, 530 Gettysburg Drive, San Jose, CA, 95123

Cost: $450 Regular Registration. Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off.  Limit 16.

Facilitator Information: Cathy Kawakami is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer in parenting, classroom and early childhood education and has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 13 years. She also offers personal development coaching to families and educators who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting based in San Jose, CA and has additional expertise in early childhood education and working with parent participation schools. She is the mother of 2 and her best teachers have been her now 19 and 22 year old daughters.

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. 

Additional Information: Generate an awareness of cross-cultural issues in facilitating social and emotional learning

Contact: Cathy Kawakami,, 408-314-9035 

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Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact, in advance.

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

This program is AMS CE approved!

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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