A successful RCD implementation requires a commitment from administrators, teachers and all others who work with students.

Training is conducted by Certified RCD Trainers and consists of two full days of instruction. The training is usually done on-site at a school or district, but open-enrollment sessions are conducted during the summer. Each participant receives a workbook which is designed to enhance the training and to increase the participant’s retention of the material.

“Our school is a different place. When my superintendent came in the building he noticed how different the school culture appeared.”
Stacey Ricker, Principal
Harry Street Elementary School

Staff members will explore their personal beliefs about discipline and look for solutions to improve their current use of discipline techniques. They will also dialogue with fellow participants, as they prepare to implement a consistent plan for their entire school.

The training is dynamic and participants will be actively engaged in discussing and exploring strategies as they are presented. After the groundwork is put into place, participants will begin using the skills they have learned. This hands-on learning is done in a fun and supportive manner, and is essential to preparing participants to go back to their classrooms ready for the challenges they will face.

Participants will also begin to build their own Individualized Implementation Plan to help them formulate how they will process tough situations with students. An emphasis is placed upon helping participants put the “Give ‘em Five” themes into their own words so they feel comfortable with the process.

The goal of the implementation process is not simply to impart knowledge but to help your staff to become masters of challenging moments with students.