About Us – Monticello Christian Academy
During the 2018-2019 school year, MCA school staff began the process of training in and implementing a discipline model/curriculum called Conscious Discipline. We continue to learn and implement this program in new ways each month, and plan to continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
Conscious Discipline definition: “Discipline does not equal punishment. It is emotional education: a way of teaching your child to handle her feelings and reminding her how to behave. This is Conscious Discipline. The Page 5 of 6 ultimate goal is to help your child gain self-control. It is making life predictable for your child. They know what to expect and what’s expected of them.”
“Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children. Conscious Discipline is a way or organizing schools and classrooms around the concept of a School Family. Each member of the family—both adult and child—learns the skills needed to successfully manage life tasks such as learning, forming relationships, communicating effectively, being sensitive to others’ needs and getting along with others.”