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Discipline Vs Punishment with Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz Resilient Schools 18 Episode 18

Discipline Vs Punishment with Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz Resilient Schools 18

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Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz works with both communities and schools across the US to truly solve poverty and heal trauma. She does this by helping brilliant and caring leaders create sustainable ecosystems of resilience through building better relationships. 

Rebecca fought her way out of poverty and the trailer park in 2011 with three young sons. A local poverty resolution project found Rebecca and activated her journey. She later went to work for that non-profit and then went on to build multiple projects like it to help more families. In 2015 She started working with public education and ignited a trauma-informed schools movement in her state and beyond.

Rebecca experienced a lifetime of trauma and poverty and through access to buffering relationships she healed from both and continues to light the path for others. 
  • Discipline vs. Punishment
  • Discipline - safety, belonging, dignity
  • Punishment - Threat, isolation and shame
  • Where we come from - paradigm around the way people do life
  • Behaviorism - if you did something you chose to do it.
  • Good choices and bad choices
  • “We have to motivate you through rewards”
  • They punish because they want to see kids succeed.
  • It comes from love and fear.
  • Respect people and where they are at.
  • Emotional brain causes thinking brain to go off line
  • Is the kid regulated and ready to have the conversation.
  • Cognitive dissonance is the space in between the new and the old paradigm.
  • 2–3 years for a school that is bought in to start humming with new approaches.
  • Punishment is fast and it works on some kids.
  • Trauma-informed ISS room.
  • Magic combo of strength and warmth and expectation
  • Everybody learning at different rates
  • Resilience as something that is built internally.
  • Lots of institutions have been closed over the psat many years
  • Lack of resilience in our neighborhoods.
  • Finding support for kids
  • Resilience = relationships
  • How to get kids more access to positive, healthy adults.
  • Isolated because of poverty.
  • Building resilience by building community
  • Events that go on in human beings’ lives
  • Character is assigning status to someone.
  • Unique to you -
  • What makes the world lucky to have you in it?
  • Warm and fuzzy vs. Stoic and reserved
  • essdack.org resilience work that we do.
  • Conference every November - Bridging to Resilience November 8–10

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Creators and Guests

Jethro Jones
Jethro Jones
Author of #SchoolX #how2be Co-Founder of @bepodcastNet, the best education podcasts out there.


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