Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Become a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator by Joy Marchese, Dubai

Date 5-6 November 2021
Location UAE, Dubai,
Venue Holiday Inn Barsha, www.hialbarshadubai.com (special room rate for event)
Price 650 Euros if registration and payment before August 1st, 2020.
700 Euros if registration and payment after August 1st, 2020.
Booking for every 5 delegates will receive 1 FREE seat.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE is a research-based child guidance model, which for over 30 years has offered long term, effective, and practical solutions to parenting and classroom challenges. It encourages children to think for themselves, to become more responsible and cooperative, to have a greater respect for themselves and others, and to learn problem solving and life skills. Using “Discipline that Teaches,” Kindness and Firmness Together and Focusing on Solutions vs. consequences, young people are motivated to feel a greater sense of connection, belonging, significance, and contribution.

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE comes from the theories of Alfred Adler, M.D. and Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D., early pioneers of “Individual Psychology,” adapted for child guidance by world-renowned authors, Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. and Lynn Lott, MFT. The teachings are filled with non-punitive, non-permissive, respectful methods that encourage a child’s “self-discipline” through tools such as understanding the “belief behind the behavior,” holding family and class meetings, learning from mistakes with dignity intact, and many more.

Through experiential learning, POSITIVE DISCIPLINE helps adults learn with their “heart” as well as their “head” in an engaging, supportive way. The activities used help us “see the world through the child’s eyes,” allowing adults to gain immediate insight into problem behavior and effective solutions.

These courses provide specific training enabling the participant to become either a “Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator,” as authorized by the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). This qualifies the recipient to use Positive Discipline in their classroom, and to become part of an International network of Positive Discipline Educators. Attendees will also be invited to join in a mentor group of Certified Educators, to receive continuous support along their Positive Discipline journey.

The workshop will provide teachers with the concepts and skills necessary to successfully implement effective class meetings that create a classroom which enhances cooperation, collaboration, problem solving skills, conflict resolution, communication skills, accountability, responsibility, self discipline, self-esteem, and mutual respect.  This workshop will also introduce Positive Discipline methods that are designed to teach students’ essential life skills and important perceptions of courage, confidence, and capability.  The fringe benefit is the elimination of most discipline problems and the opportunity to focus on academic achievement.

Effective discipline teaches self-discipline from within the student, an “inner locus of control”, by helping the student figure out what causes problems and how to solve them.  Punishment teaches an “external locus of control”: where a student depends on punishment or rewards from others as motivators.  Effective discipline means using methods that teach important life skills such as cooperation, respect, concern for self and others, and problem solving skills.

  1. How to use Positive Discipline Classroom Management Tools.
  2. How to help students feel listened to, valued, and respected – the basis of belonging and significance.
  3. Understand why children misbehave and what to do about it – the misbehaving child is a discouraged child who needs encouragement the most but often gets it the least.
  4. How to teach students the Eight Building Blocks for Effective Class Meetings.
  5. How to use the class meeting process to create a classroom climate that enhances academic learning.
  6. How to use the Teacher Helping Teacher Problem Solving Steps where teachers learn to help each other with real classroom challenges.
  7. Gain experience teaching a social-emotional curriculum that also enhances academic skills.
  8. Have a set of resource materials for future reference.

Joy Marchese, MA, CPDT, is a Positive Discipline Trainer who pioneered Positive Discipline in the UK. Joy has worked as a teacher, trainer, and parent educator in various schools and corporate settings for over 20 years. Her experience teaching in both public and private schools, training managers in large companies and running an educational non-profit organization has helped her understand the unique needs of culturally, ethnically and socially diverse groups.

Most recently Joy delivers training and workshops internationally through Positive Discipline UK. Concurrently she also works as a secondary teacher at The American School in London, England, where she successfully implements Positive Discipline in the classroom and delivers teacher training and parent education courses within her school and community.

Joy was first introduced to Positive Discipline while training teachers to work with students in “at risk” schools throughout the boroughs of New York City. At the time she was the Program Director for an educational non-profit organization whose aim was to build resiliency in children. Joy’s own success using the Positive Discipline tools while teaching High School students at Rikers Island Jail is what motivated her to share these tools with others that spent their time with children that displayed extreme behaviour challenges. What she quickly realized is that every child is “at risk” of not fulfilling their true potential and that all children needed to learn these same life skills.

Joy’s Master Degree in Education from Hofstra University is secondary to the education and experience she has achieved from her successes and challenges as a teacher to thousands of students. Joy has a lifelong commitment and passion for child development and education. It is her mission to share her knowledge and experience with both teachers and parents around the globe.


Educators, counselors, administrators, psychologists, coaches, school personnel.

Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.


Day 1

08:00 – 08:30 Registration and Refreshments
08:30 – 10:15 Session One
10:15 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 12:30 Session Two
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 03:00 Session Three
03:00 – 03:20 Coffee Break
03:20 – 04:30 Session Four

Day 2

08:30 – 10:15 Session Five
10:15 10:35 Coffee Break
10:35 – 12:30 Session Six
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 03:00 Session Seven
03:15 – 03:20 Coffee break
03:20 – 04:30 Session Eight

These courses provide specific training enabling the participant to become either a “Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator,” as authorized by the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org). This qualifies the recipient to use Positive Discipline in their classroom, and to become part of an International network of Positive Discipline Educators. Attendees will also be invited to join in a mentor group of Certified Educators, to receive continuous support along their Positive Discipline journey.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • ETCLC will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, ETCLC will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, ETCLC will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • ETCLC reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us

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