Discipline With Purpose
Throughout the second grade year the students and I will spend time studying some self-discipline skills that will help students function well with others and help them understand the expectations of parents, teachers, and other students. A better understanding of expectations leads to a more comfortable learning environment for the students. Most of the time when there are disruptions or disagreements among people, it's because expectations are not being met. The skills are also connected to people or narratives found in Scripture, so the strengthening of faith is also an element of this program.
Our good example from Scripture for leadership, is the Leader of Israel, Moses. We'll talk about the fact that Moses needed to be convinced by God to lead the Lord's people out of Egypt. Leadership was not something Moses sought. Moses also modeled for us the leadership skill of delegating.
Leadership skills include:
Leaders are able to delegate: to entrust to another, to stand in for the other, to act on their behalf.
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18