Discipline With Purpose

St. Joseph uses Discipline with Purpose (DWP) to help students learn 15 self-discipline skills. This developmental approach to teaching self-discipline enables students to become self-directing people.


The 15 self-discipline skills are

  •    Listening
  •     Following Instructions
  •     Asking Questions
  •     Sharing
  •     Social Skills
  •     Cooperation
  •     Reasons for Rules
  •     Completing a Task
  •     Communication
  •     Leadership
  •     Setting Time Limits
  •     Resolving Problems
  •     Initiating Solutions
  •     Fact vs. Feeling
  •     Service to Others


Please refer to the Discipline with Purpose website for a more comprehensive explanation of this program. Our Media Center also offers a list of books which help reinforce the practices of Discipline with Purpose.


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