Birmingham Public School Learners are:

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Students at Pierce follow the "Pierce Path:" Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Cooperation."

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At Pierce, we embrace Dr. Becky Bailey's emotional intelligence program, Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline empowers adults and children to develop self control, positive relationships, and the ability to respond, rather than react, to life events. Life experiences are "teachable" moments. Read below, (and click on this link: Conscious Discipline) to learn more about Conscious Discipline.



Teachers help students to...understand the Brain State Model: "understand how internal emotional state dictates behavior"

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https://consciousdiscipline.com/about/brain_state_model.asp


...Understand the Seven Powers: "the foundation of safety"
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http://ignitelearningllc.blogspot.com/2013/12/becoming-your-best-self-super-powers.html



...Understand The School Family: "the foundation for connection"

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http://mssmithsclass.yolasite.com/conscious-discipline.php




...Understand the Seven Skills of Discipline: "the foundation of problem solving"

Conscious Skill
(emerges from powers)
Life / Communication Skills
Value
Composure
Anger management,

gratification delay
Integrity
Encouragement
Pro-social skills (kindness, caring, helpfulness)
Interdependence, optimism, gratitude
Assertiveness
Bully prevention,

healthy boundaries
Respect for self

and others
Choices
Impulse control,

goal achievement
Persistence
Empathy
Emotional regulation, perspective taking
Honoring diversity, honesty
Positive Intent
Cooperation,

problem-solving
Compassion, generosity
Consequences
Learn from your mistakes
Responsibility
https://consciousdiscipline.com/about/seven_skills_of_discipline.asp

Students at Pierce are given opportunities to practice


Students at Pierce are mindful:




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http://www.mindfullifetoday.com/