NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

What Kids Need: Building Self-Discipline

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $190

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

This course explores the importance of teaching students the skills and attitudes associated with self-discipline. Learn how saying "no" can help students build the foundation for self-respect, respect for others, integrity, and perseverance--the essential attributes of self-discipline.


1.  Understand the importance of teaching students self-discipline.

2.  Learn ways to teach self-discipline, resiliency, and responsibility.

3.  Develop a lesson plan to share course learning with staff, parents, or students.


Required reading for the course includes the following text:
Walsh, D. (2006). No! why kids of all ages need it and how parents can say it.  New York:  Simon & Schuster.


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