In 2012 Chilton Area Catholic School adopted the “Discipline With Purpose” program. This program helps children learn to become self-directed adults. It helps teach responsibility and respect in language children can understand. It also encourages educators to rethink their role as disciplinarians to teachers of self-discipline.
Don’t Just Discipline, Teach Self-Discipline!
HOW ARE DISCIPLINE AND SELF-DISCIPLINE ALIKE AND DIFFERENT?
|• Rules or regulations established by authorities to help bring order.||• The ability “to wait” to Think, Restrain impulsivity, Delay an immediate gratification of need.|
|• Extrinsic motivation: What others do to me.||• Intrinsic motivation: What I do for myself.|
|• Needed when others cannot act appropriately.||• Skills that can be learned to help people grow up.|
|• Needed almost exclusively until a child is developmentally five.||• Can be internalized when a child is developmentally five.|
|• Consequences or disciplinary actions may be the same: for all.||• Consequences can change depending upon circumstances, motives and intentions.|
There are 15 self-discipline skills that are used as a framework for making decisions about a person’s growth in self-discipline. This frame-work is the heart of the Discipline With Purpose program.
The Fifteen Self-Discipline Skills
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|Basic Skills Prompted Birth-K Internalized Grs. K-3rd||1. Listening 2. Following Instructions 3. Questioning 4. Sharing: Time, Space, People and Things 5. Exhibiting Social skills|
|Constructive Skills Prompted Grs. K-3rd Internalized Grs. 3-7||6. Cooperating with Others 7. Understanding the Reason for Rules 8. Independently Completing a Task 9. Exhibiting Leadership 10. Communicating Effectively|
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