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Judicious Discipline Institute


Judicious Discipline Institute

Conducted by

Paul Gathercoal, Ph.D.



Corroboree, LLC

An intensive 2-day professional development Institute on the beautiful University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene (Northern Idaho College) campus, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

TBA, 2016

Schedule: 10 AM - 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 30 & Friday, July 31, 2015

Registration Information Available from:

Paul Gathercoal,
President, Corroboree, LLC
3445 West Fairway Drive,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Phone (208) 664-0396 or (805) 479-1256
& reserve a place at the next Summer Institute.
or send an email to Corroboree, LLC


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What Can You Expect?

Judicious Discipline provides a framework for educators to share their knowledge and authority with students. The power shared leads to empowering students with knowledge for self-control. The ideas and strategies addressed throughout this Summer Institute are designed to develop relationships of trust and care that empower students with the confidence to be accountable and responsible for their learning and performance. The Summer Institute will be taught in a relaxed lecture/discussion/activity format involving small group activities and presentations. The primary objective is to provide participants with tools and language that will apply immediately to the participantís educational environment and establish excellent rapport with students & parents.

Judicious Discipline is a proven, workable, effective approach to classroom management. It is a citizenship model that teaches students about their rights and responsibilities for living and learning in a democratic society.

The course will be taught in a relaxed lecture/discussion/activity format with participants involved in small group activities and presentations. The primary objective is to provide participants with tools and language that will apply immediately to their classroom or school environment.

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The Summer Institute will cover the following topics:

  • Ethics: Positive ethical practices and disciplinary practices to avoid, professional ethics, student ethics
  • A Professional Relationship in Practice: The first meeting, educational responses verses consequences, character building
  • Collaborative Working Relationships with Parents: What to do and what not to do.
  • Educating and Motivation: Mutual goals, learning differences among students
  • Recognition and Telling the Story: Communicating with parents, dealing with the media
  • Education - the Brain/Body and Emotion: Brain research and implications for Teaching and Coaching

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About Judicious Discipline, Dr. William Glasser, author of Choice Theory, said: "...an excellent approach to discipline ... and one, if followed as Dr. Gathercoal explains, will certainly work."

About past institutes, participants said:

  • "An outstanding workshop on a vital topic."
  • "Excellent Workshop! Not only was the material relevant, but the way in which it was presented was dynamic!"
  • "Loved it!"
  • "This workshop rates among the top 3% of workshops attended. Thanks!"
  • "I feel empowered and excited about Judicious Discipline! Thank you!"
  • "I have been to two other discipline courses which included intimidation...I like this much better."
  • "This is the most valuable workshop I have ever attended."
  • "I have been searching for intrinsic classroom management tools -- this is the only one that I have found to not only support classroom management - but also enhance the intellectual component - the critical thinking of the student."
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Benefits to You:

  • You will explore Judicious Discipline, a framework that strengthens the student/educator relationship by encouraging students to take responsibility for learning and performance through establishing mutual expectations, goals and self-discipline.
  • You will learn how to use Judicious Discipline strategies to posture yourself as the studentís mentor and model for acquiring skills, knowledge and dispositions for academic and social success.
  • You will be presented with strategies for putting the principles of Judicious Discipline into practice and given the opportunity to develop your own teaching style around these principles. In addition, we will provide sample lesson plans for getting started.

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Registration Fees:

$75.00 - Materials Cost - payable to Corroboree, LLC
$60.00 - Professional Development Graduate Credit - payable to the University of Idaho Bursar

$135.00 - Total Registration Fees

Enrollment is limited to twenty-five (25) participants, early registration is encouraged. Attend as a group, bring your colleagues, reserve your Summer Institute place today and pay later! Email now!

Pay by check or money order or Purchase Order on the first day of the Summer Institute - payable to: Corroboree, LLC

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Paul Gathercoal is professor and Chair, of the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the College of Education at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Previously he has served as professor and program director for curriculum & instruction and educational technology in the School of Education at California Lutheran University. Before receiving his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Oregon, he taught in public schools in Oregon and South Australia and served as a State-wide curriculum consultant in the area of Media Studies. He has been in teacher preparation for the last twenty-five years, teaching at Flinders University, Sturt Campus, in Adelaide, South Australia, the University of Oregon and Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota and California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, California.

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