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Positive Discipline

Traditionally, discipline might have been to manage misbehaviour by meting out consequences. However, often there is no recourse for wrongdoing, or students end up feeling resentful or guilty. The premise of Positive Discipline, however, is "connection before correction" i.e. in order to empower young people to shift their behaviour, we first form a relationship and then empower them to take responsibility for their actions in a respectful, kind and firm way.

Key Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the 5 criteria of Positive Discipline
  • Understand the mistaken goals of student behaviour
  • Learn practical and effective tools to discipline more positively in their department and across the levels

Target Audience: Key Personnel and School Leaders

Key takeaways from the workshop:

  • Improved questioning: Learn to ask better motivational and conversational questions to engage students effectively.
  • Re-framing mindset: Focus on identifying students' needs instead of addressing behaviour directly, and recognize the presence of mistaken goals.
  • Self-reflection: Develop a new perspective and approach for handling students with discipline issues by examining your own beliefs and assumptions.
  • Workshop structure: The workshop offers a well-structured introduction to positive education and alternative ways of addressing classroom issues.
  • Comprehensive strategies: Gain a wide range of strategies for promoting positive discipline, supported by practical case studies.
  • Uncovering beliefs: Understand the underlying beliefs that cause misbehaviour and apply the concept of mistaken goals to teach students values and proper habits more effectively.
  • Constructive engagement: Discover more meaningful and constructive ways to engage students in building their discipline.
  • Discipline terminology: Learn new terms and concepts to describe my work as a Discipline Master and better understand my beliefs towards discipline.

About the Presenter: 

Ms Yeo Sha-En

Ms Sha-En Yeo is the 1st Singaporean graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. Sha-En has been featured on national TV documentary 'Chasing Happiness', MyPaper, Business Times; and shared 938LIVE & MONEY 89.3FM. Sha-En has more than 10 years of experience in education. Formerly Founder of Positive Education (now Founder of Happiness Scientists), she has trained more than 10000 people in schools, organizations, equipping them with the science and tools to be happier. Sha-En's first book, The Road to Success Vol. 2, reached the #1 Best-Seller Status in September 2016. Her second book, A Journey of School-wide Implementation of Positive Education, was launched in Oct 2020.

Registration Details

Course Code: YSE3322

Topic: Positive Discipline

Presenter: Ms Yeo Sha-En

Date: 2 March 2023, Thursday

Time: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Mode of Delivery: Zoom

Closing Date: 17 February 2023, Friday

Workshop Fee:

S$220.00 per participant. For every five paid participants, the sixth participant will attend for free. Fees are subject to GST.

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

Please contact Joseph Loy by email or Tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.Course Code: YSE3322