Self-Discipline Life Application Lessons

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Life Application Lessons on Self-Discipline

Lesson #1:

Objective: Learners connect self-discipline with individual choices and apply in a personal situation.


  1. Learners brainstorm and select a situation that involves personal self-discipline. Examples of areas: Use of time, Food/Nutrition, Relationships, etc.
  2. Use the Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet to apply the life principle of self-discipline in the personal situation. Follow up with the Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Planning Sheet
    Example of Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet
  3. Option: Create a goal plan using the Goal Setting C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet or the Goal Setting Planning Sheet

Lesson #2:

Objective: Learners will use a graphic organizer (Venn Diagram or T Chart) to develop the concept of cause and effect within a life application situation.


  1. Introduce topic or have students brainstorm. Example: Having assignments turned in on time.
  2.  Allow time for identification and discussion of the cause and effect within the topic. 
  3.  Distribute the Self discipline Venn diagram  or Self-Discipline T chart and allow time for learners to put their thoughts in writing.
  4.  Offer time for pair share or small group discussion to compare ideas and add additional thoughts.
    A) Example of self-Discipline Venn.pdf B) Example Self Discipline T chart .pdf
  5.  Use whole group discussion to summarize the ideas shared. Have each learner write a statement drawing personal conclusions as to their cause and effect within the life application situation. 
  6.  As a group or individually have learners write a statement connecting the effects self-discipline would have on the situation in relation to the 8 Expectations for Living, lines from the school/class creed, or other school-wide standards.