Advancing Education through Character-Building Curriculum and Presentations
When you choose Disciple Christian Academy, you get more than just another private Christian school; You get a Christian team of professionals who are committed to meeting every educational need of your child.
How do we do this? We introduce students to self-developmental habits which help them understand the connection between their efforts and what they achieve. Rather than the typical method of sharing knowledge; a teacher giving facts to students either through readings or lecture, we direct students to research a specific subject or topic. Instead of a teacher using 90% of their time teaching and only 10% in discussion, our students and teachers utilize 90% of their time in topic discussions because students are responsible for generating the information and facts related to the topic. This places accountability for their education on them and encourages better classroom participation.
About Stephen Covey
Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life's principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.
Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life. Create a mission statement.
Prioritize, plan, and execute your tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2.
Genuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.
Use empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.
Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone.
Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, prayer and good reading for mental renewal as well service to society for spiritual renewal.