#1) Life Principle:
Self-discipline– the ability to choose and control one’s own actions
Quote: “The first and best victory is to conquer self.” --Plato
Spanish for self-discipline: autodisciplina
#2) Key ideas:
- We all have the ability to be self-disciplined.
- We make the choice to be self-disciplined in each aspect of our lives.
We build a reputation for being self-disciplined by being trustworthy in keeping our word, being on-time, well-prepared, and completing what we start.
#3) Lexicon: SELF-DISCIPLINE Elementary MS/HS
- Break the word into pieces
- Sound out the word
- Find the root word
- Select synonyms that support
#4) Describing the process:
- What would Self-discipline look like, sound like, feel like?
- Use web-graphic to describe “self-discipline”, and using complete sentences add supporting details.
#5) Introduce the Question Focus: State topic for questions. QFT – Question Formulation Technique
“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Self-Discipline.
#6) Produce the Questions: Materials needed: white paper and markers Allow about 10 minutes
- Ask as many questions as you can.
- Change any statements into questions.
- Write down every question as it is stated.
- Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
#7) Improve questions:
- Identify open and closed ended questions
- Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed questions to open-ended.
Allow 4-8 minutes.
#8) Prioritize questions:
State lesson plan criteria/guidelines and ask learners to identify 2-3 questions they think are most important. Allow 10-20 minutes
Group Share Out: Have each group share their rationale for choosing priority questions. Allow about 10 minutes.
#9) Discuss Next Steps: “What are we going to do with these questions?” (Whole Group Discussion – outcome to align with lesson objectives.)
Sample: What behaviors support self-discipline?
#10) Reflect: Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.
Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What does Self-discipline look like for us?”