Kate sent this about Becky Bailey’s work:
Bryce and the rest of you curious seekers as to that info regarding learning, listening and speaking – I got that info from Dr. Becky Bailey at Loving Guidance (.com). Becky has been doing brain research for YEARS and applying it to the teaching process from babies to adults. It begins with building a classroom community. And here is the cool part about Conscious Discipline (it begins with the teacher being conscious and intentional through their hearts).
This is the most powerful toolbox I own. Into the upper most used portion of the toolbox I will add what I am learning about TPRS because they fit like enke 2 enke-hute (thanks Clarice for showing your Mvskoke off–I was touched beyond words).
As I told Laurie – don’t let the cute characters put you off (it started in pre-school). I am here to tell you this stuff works, is brain-centered at it’s core, research based and I use it daily all my waking hours.
I’ll leave you with this quote Becky put on a slide –
“Emotions, not cognitive stimulation, serve as the mind’s primary architect for constructing the highest capacities: intelligence, morality and sense of self.” Greenspan 1997
And I’ll keep looking for the direct research for the listening/retention piece Bryce. It’s in some pile of paper.
Laurie Clarcq responded:
So many of us use these principles, by accident or design. Becky Bailey has aligned it with the research that tells us HOW and WHY it works. Just a few highlights of things that you may recognize in your own classroom:
Assigning Jobs to Students
Greeting at the Door
Creating a Safe Place and a Safe Space
Listing the Rules
Recognizing Achievements Publicly
and the list goes on….
Kate..you should consider a session at NTPRS 12 on this…it’s beautiful and you so wonderfully embody it. I’d sign up today.
[ed. note: I will send this to Lisa Reyes]
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could