Victimproof Chapter 6

Video 6.1 – Self-Discipline​

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to…

  1. Discuss and develop their own working definition of self-discipline.
  2. Create a skit the demonstrates the principle of self-discipline.
  3. Complete a personal exercise in self-discipline and report it back to the leader.

Watch Video

VIDEO RUN TIME: 4 mins, 05 seconds

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Whiteboard or chalkboard. Optional: candy or prizes for the group activity.

Discussion Questions

What stuck out to you the most about this video and why?

Why do you think some students view self-discipline as a negative thing?

As a group, come up with your own working definition of self-discipline.

In what area of your life are you displaying the most self-discipline?

Where do you need more self-discipline in your life?

Group Activities

A.  Break into groups of three or four and SAY THIS: Today we’re going to have a contest to see which group can create the best 3-minute skit on the topic of self-discipline. I will give you 10 minutes to come up with the skit, and then we will take turns presenting. The only two rules are 1) Every person in your group has to play a part. And 2) Your skit must include the phrase “short term pain for long term gain.”

B.  Explain that your judging criteria will be Creativity, Comedy, and Completeness (demonstrating the principal of self-esteem).

C.  Give each group 10 minutes to needs to create their skit, and then have them take turns coming up front to present their skits.

D.  Optional: Provide an award for the winning team (such as candy).

Individual Assignment

Challenge yourself to do one activity tonight that requires you to use self-discipline. Do the activity, and really push yourself. Next time you meet, explain to the leader what activity you did and why you chose it.

Video 6.2 – Self-Discipline​

Learning Objectives

Watch Video

VIDEO RUN TIME: 2 mins, 35 seconds

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Whiteboard or chalkboard. Paper and pens/pencils for each student.

Discussion Questions

What did Tom say was the cure for laziness?

Why do you think college grads make almost twice as much money as HS grads?

Why do you think so many students are waiting for their big break?

What are some of the things that you are passionate about?

How can you use self-discipline to make your desired future a reality?

Group Activities

A.  SAY THIS: For our group activity today, let’s all take out a new sheet of paper. Write the words “WHAT I WANT” at the top. Now take about 3 minutes to write down something you want in the future. This could be a skill, a relationship, a possession, a career, you name it. When we finish, a few of you will have a chance to share your idea and discuss it with the class.

B.  When the students finish, ask for volunteers to share what they wrote and why they wrote it.

C.  For each volunteer, have the group discuss some POSSIBLE CHALLENGES they could face and some POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS for using self-discipline to overcome those challenges.

Individual Assignment

Write a short essay (one page or less) entitled MY DREAM. Describe your dream life, and then
explain some of the challenges you may face in making it a reality. How bad do you want it? Describe how you can use self-discipline to overcome the challenges.