"Presenter was wonderful! Engaging from the first minute to the last! Information, strategies and roleplays were completely relevant."
"I was seriously frustrated with behavior in my classroom and this training changed my teaching. This is a must-have tool when working with students!"
Middle School Teacher
"I was reminded that I don't have to be aggressive to be effective withdiscipline. Giving students responsibility alleviates teacher frustration."
VERY useful information; very realistic and "do-able" method!"
"I like that the approach respects students. We have a great foundation at ourschool, but we have a few teachers who, if they applied this approach would really affect a change. This could be the process."
"I was standing in our hall before school, visiting with a substitute teacher. A student was walking inappropriately in the hall. I excused myself and went through the process of 'Give ‘em 5.' The student, who usually argues at the drop of a dust flake, understood, and the adult near me saw the student treated with respect. When I finished, the sub said, 'Wow. He certainly couldn't argue with anything you said. It was so logical and reasonable.'"
Middle School Teacher
Over the past seven years, the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program has produced remarkable results as it has been implemented across North America. To be certain, RCD schools have seen significant decreases in office referrals, detentions and suspensions. But RCD schools have also moved away from an obedience-based model to a model that is centered on students taking responsibility for their own behavior as well as their own academic success.
As schools drive toward improving academic results, educators have become far more purposeful in enhancing curriculum, refining assessment and enriching instruction. But without improving classroom management, all of these other efforts will ultimately fall short of expectations.
Educators understand that behavior and effort are often impacted by the relationships they have built with students. When emotions escalate, those relationships are tested — and often damaged. Responsibility- Centered Discipline helps educators to be prepared when situations come to a boil. By empowering educators to become masters of challenging moments, RCD schools typically see a significant improvement not only in behavior management, but also in school climate, student and teacher satisfaction – and ultimately academic success.
The mission of Responsibility-Centered Discipline's program is to help schools build systems that help kids learn to take responsibility for their behaviors, and thus, create an environment that brings the best out of everyone. The data speaks for itself and the results are real.