Monday, July 28, 2014

Students and Self Discipline

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes a awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
--Jesse Owens

Almost anything you read about with regard to reaching your dreams and fulfilling your expectations includes discussion about self discipline. How is your own self discipline visible in your daily routine? How do you teach and encourage self discipline with your children and students? Is there a developmental curve to the way we foster self discipline in the classroom?

I've noticed that those who learn a good amount of self discipline as young people, carry that forth, and those that grew up with little self discipline seem to struggle more. Finding that loose-tight pattern of discipline, spontaneity, organization, and openness is a good goal with respect to reaching your potential and meeting the goals and dreams you have for your work and life.