We had a wonderful week of staff development and classroom set up before school started. The amount of work and intention the teachers put into creating beautiful and inspiring spaces for their students was unbelievable.
We were fortunate this year to partner with the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools to bring in Becky Udman, EC Director at Torah Day School of Dallas, TX. This was the second time we brought her out to give workshops on Conscious Discipline for our teachers.
She held workshops throughout the day for the whole staff team and then for Early Childhood/Elementary teachers separately. We were also lucky to have her give a workshop for parents in the evening.
We discovered breathing techniques for students to calm themselves down, greeting systems, songs, and other tools to building a safe and nurturing environment in the classroom.