Positive Discipline

JBMA educators are participating in a school-wide professional development program based on Dr. Jane Nelson’s book titled Positive Discipline.   I will post additional information and helpful tips on the school blog so that we can all participate and study together about this Montessori compatible philosophy.  There are many online resources available to both parents and educators.

Following our year- long study, we will hold culminating events which will include both parent and educator workshops by Chip DeLorenzo, a Montessori trained positive discipline trainer.

We invite you to read the book along with us!   


Is Kind and Firm at the same time (Respectful and encouraging)

Helps children feel a sense of Belonging and Significance (Connection)

Is Effective Long-Term (Punishment works short term, but has negative long-term results.)

Teaches valuable Social and Life Skills for good character (Respect, concern for others, problem-solving, accountability, contribution, cooperation)

Invites children to discover how Capable they are and to use their personal power in constructive ways