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The Skill of Noticing To Encourage Children to Make Intelligent Choices
Lifetime Montessori School Uses Verbal Cues to Help Children Learn, Repeat and Adapt Positive Behaviors by Making Conscious Discipline Decisions
By: Lifetime Montessori school
"This skill is part of the foundation to the successful implementation of conscious discipline,"
For example, teachers "promise children that we will keep them safe. We must notice their helpfulness in order to encourage them to be successful at this job," says Spencer.
Four Ways to Notice Children's Actions
Here are four simple steps to help you notice a child's helpfulness:
Teachers and parents can set a great example for children just by promoting positive behavior. How we say something can change a child's self-valuation from 'I'll never be good enough' to 'I'll be the best I can be.'
"Noticing directs attention to see what's happening right now," says Dr. Becky A. Bailey, award-winning Author, renowned teacher, internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology, and Founder of Conscious Discipline® (https://consciousdiscipline.com/
"Essentially, we state the behavior we want to see. Children and teens love it when their behavior is appreciated and affirmed. As a result, positive choices discourage and avoid disruptive behavior," Dr. Bailey said.
The Lifetime Montessori Edge
The blending of positive behavior and conscious discipline helps build what Dr. Maria Montessori called 'the whole child.' At Lifetime Montessori School, we teach 200 toddler, primary, Kindergarten and elementary students by respecting them for what they are while introducing them to academic, social and emotional skills that will help them every day as they mature from adolescents to adults. Certainly, the skill of noticing is one of those skills.
To learn more and schedule a tour of our Montessori facility in the San Diego community of Santaluz, just north of Rancho Penasquitos near I-15, please visit