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Short stories for self discipline

rashi946  Join Date:11 December 2012 | Gurgaon | India
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07 Mar 2013 05:15 PM
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 I am looking for some short stories for self discipline so that I can read them out to my students. Can someone suggest me the names of some websites from where I can get short stories for self discipline?


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lucky449  Join Date:11 December 2012 | Gurgaon | India
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07 Mar 2013 05:18 PM
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 Self discipline is a basic necessity in anyone’s life. It helps us to learn good things and become a better person. One of the most famous short stories on self discipline is:

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”
“Triple filter?”
“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
 “No,” the man said, “Actually I just heard about it and ...”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”
“No, on the contrary…”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really …”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?” Can someone share some other short stories on self discipline?


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megha433  Join Date:11 December 2012 | Delhi | India
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07 Mar 2013 05:23 PM
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 Self discipline is a basic necessity in anyone’s life. It helps us to learn good things and become a better person. One of the most famous short stories on self discipline is:

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”

“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”

“Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

 “No,” the man said, “Actually I just heard about it and ...”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really …”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?” Can someone share some other short stories on self discipline?

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Raven  Join Date:21 November 2012 | Goa | India
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26 Jul 2013 05:35 PM
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Boy, do I have a perfect story for you it is a short story and the characters are a student and his professor who are out on a walk:

A young student was one day taking a walk with a professor, who was commonly called the students` friend, from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions. As they went along, they saw lying in the path a pair of old shoes, which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was employed in a field close by, and who had nearly finished his day`s work. The student turned to the professor, saying: "Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and wait to see his perplexity when he cannot find them." "My friend" answered the professor, "we should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor.

Following is the link to the rest of the story if you like it and you can find many more such stories on this link: http://www.wisdomcommons.org/virtue/115-self-discipline/lifestories


I can help you but you will have to make the changes as per your requirement. I can offer you a very good script on child labor but it is with Japanese characters. Though the story is exactly what you are looking for. So do take a look at the excerpts below and if you can change the characters as per your need you really dont need to look any further.

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ashirwad  Join Date:25 February 2014 | Indore | India
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25 Feb 2014 10:10 PM
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Discipline is viewed by many teachers as a necessary evil — something they
have to do in order to create an atmosphere in which to teach. Rarely is it
thought of as an actual instructional area. In Teaching Self-Discipline we will
look at classroom discipline as a curricular concern, comparable to teaching
reading, math and the other instructional areas. Rather than presenting
discipline as something teachers do to students, you will learn that it is
something you can teach them to do themselves.
Typically, students learn self-discipline throughout their schooling.
They learn to do such things as:
— Set goals and priorities for their behavior.
— Delay gratifi cation of desired outcomes.
— Apply themselves to their work.
— Direct their behavior into acceptable channels.
— Make judgments and decisions about their actions.
— Moderate their actions in accordance with the demands of teachers
and peers.
Thus, while self-discipline is an important part of what students learn in school,
many approaches to discipline overlook this fact. Instead their focus is mainly
on teacher-directed managing of students rather than on student learning. If we
see discipline as an instructional issue, we begin to understand that our real aim
is not getting students to behave, but to teach them to take responsibility for
their own behavior.
In Teaching Self-Discipline you will learn how to help your students develop
the skills to manage and regulate their behavior more effectively, and to use
methods for teaching and reinforcing key self-discipline skills. The book
describes the process of teaching and supporting self-discipline both with
individual students and with groups. It addresses the most immediate and
pressing needs of teachers, and also provides a framework for developing long-
“Discipline is
viewed by many
teachers as a
necessary evil
— something
they have to do
in order to
create an
in which to
teach. Rarely
is it thought
of as an actual
range goals and lessons. It does not, however, attempt to show you how to
address more serious and long-standing problems that may require clinical or
systematic approaches, such as counseling, therapy or behavior management.
Teaching Self-discipline begins by introducing the concept of self-discipline
and showing how it can be viewed as a curriculum content area.
Chapter One — explains how approaches to classroom discipline can be
redirected toward teaching students to manage their own behavior and
discusses how self-discipline skills are crucial to student behavior in three
areas: Managing performance, managing motivation and managing judgments.
Chapter Two — shows how to turn problems of student discipline into selfdiscipline
goals on which to focus your teaching. The next three chapters are
devoted to the important skill areas pertaining to self-discipline.
Chapter Three — focuses on managing performance or the series of actions
students must manage to complete tasks and activities successfully.
Chapter Four — centers on managing motivation which is the driving force
for student behavior that comes from the results and outcomes of successful
Chapter Five — discusses managing judgments which are the decisions about
behavior that enable students to effectively adjust and regulate their behavior.
Each of these chapters shows how to identify the instructional needs students
may have in the skill area and presents a wide variety of teaching methods for
addressing these needs.
Chapter Six — explains how to plan and monitor lessons for teaching selfdiscipline
so you can integrate this area of instruction in your everyday
teaching schedule and routine. The last two chapters show how to help
students combine and extend their self-discipline skills to achieve higher levels
of independence and self-direction.
Chapter Seven — discusses managing habits which are the building blocks of
effi cient, productive behavior.
Chapter Eight — focuses on ways to encourage students to take ownership and
responsibility for achieving school goals and to take initiative in pursuing their
personal aims and interests. Many of the chapters also contain worksheets and
case study examples to guide your planning and teaching.

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