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Building Spaces, Finding Words - Creating the Context for Positive Discipline

ITEM #: 4400906

What's In This Kit?
This training kit identifies principles of positive discipline and applies them to the classroom. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article "Building Spaces, Finding Words - Creating the Context for Positive Discipline" by Marjorie Kostelnik
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is intermediate or advanced teachers working with children birth to age 8. It is designed to help teachers recognize and use positive discipline techniques in the classroom.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time ranges from 30 minutes-1 hour. Implementation time is 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will recognize how positive discipline principles can impact the classroom context.
  2. Teachers will formulate plans for applying positive discipline to the classroom.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • A-6a; A-6b of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998).
  • 1 and 4b of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (NAEYC, 2001).
  • Standard 1304.52(h)(1)(iv) Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register: Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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