EARCOS Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Date: February 23-24, 2019
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: EARCOS Member Schools: $125 USD or RMB850
          Non-EARCOS Member Schools: $175 USD or RMB1200
Location: Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus, 258 Jinfeng Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China 201107


Become a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator

This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach based on Adlerian Psychology, that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educators and will learn to:

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches.
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures.      
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect.
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change.
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving.
  6. Understand the belief behind student’s misbehavior and how to use encouragement to motivate positive change.                                                   
  7. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community.

Recommended pre-reading: Positive Discipline in the Classroom by Jane Nelson and Lynn Lott.

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Monica Albertini is a Middle School Counselor at the Shanghai American School Puxi campus. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Boston University and has been in international elementary and middle school counseling positions for the past 17 years, working in prevention as well as effective interventions with children, families and all members of the school community. She fell in love with Positive Discipline philosophy and programs in 2008. First becoming certified as a Parent Educator and then extending this passion to classroom facilitation in 2012, then Trainer level in 2018. She is an experienced certified PD educator constantly seeking to bring PD tools creatively to classrooms and homes and has used PD tools in K-12 as a teacher as well as a counselor. She enjoys supporting parents, teachers and students to achieve  success through mutually respectful and satisfying relationships.

Jill Stansbury is the Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning Specialist at the Shanghai American School Puxi campus. Her master’s degree is in educational leadership is from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has been a trainer for the Positive Discipline Association since 2007 and has used Positive Discipline preschool through high school as both a teacher and administrator since 1994. She enjoys helping educators strengthen their relationships with students by sharing strategies that teachers and schools can use to artfully teach students long-term life skills.


Step 1: Online Registration:
Complete the online registration form below by February 15, 2019. Click here to register.

Step 2: Registration Fee:

  1. Wire registration fee to Shanghai American School by February 15, 2019 or
  2. RMB cash payment on the first day of the workshop

PLEASE identify that the wire transfer is for the EARCOS Positive Discipline in the Classroom Workshop.
If a school title Fapiao is required, the wire transfer must be made in the name of the school.

USD Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916032606
Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Head Office
Bank Address: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade zone
Sub-Branch: No 333 Fute Road (W.I), Shanghai, China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 21 58664142

RMB Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916010101
Bank Name: China Merchants bank, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Sub-Branch
Bank Address: No 333 Fute Road (W.I) Shanghai China 200131
Bank telephone: +86 2158663941


Visa: You will need a visa if coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Puxi campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotel: Intercontinental NECC. The hotel is close by the school and five minutes walk to the subway.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Positive Discipline Classroom Certification
  • Transportation to and from Intercontinental NECC and the Puxi campus.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop
  • All workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for February is 10/3Celsius or 50/37 Fahrenheit

Contact Details: If you have any questions please contact Janet Claassen at janet.claassen@saschina.org