Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue® is dedicated to assisting schools in restoring the classical Catholic teaching of virtue into its culture. These resources were developed by experienced teachers for use in any classroom. They are practical, intuitive, and will provide a common language that can be used by the entire school, transforming and unifying the entire community.
Transform Your school
If you are asking any of the following questions, Disciple of Christ | Education in Virtue® program may be just what your school needs.
- How can we restore the classical teaching on virtue?
- Is there a practical and simple way to teach the virtues?
- How can we decrease bullying in our schools?
- How can we strengthen the Catholic culture?
- How do we develop unity in our school-wide curriculum?
- How do we strengthen our Catholic school’s identity?
Karissa, Elementary School Principal
West Fargo, ND
This program has TRANSFORMED our school! Our school is only in its fifth year and after just starting this fall, I am already seeing rapid growth. We are growing everyday with Education in Virtue as our guide. THANK YOU for creating this beautiful program. Many thanks!
Bill Koppes, Principal
Education in Virtue is very clear, concrete and actionable in its application to shape student and staff behavior. It’s richly rooted in Catholic teaching, while still being philosophically secular enough to implement in any scenario. Simply put, we see more and more ‘ah ha’ moments when discussing behavior. Magnanimity and humility rightly understood, for example, promote great conversation with kids.
Sara, Elementary School Principal
Grand Forks, ND
I am writing with great gratitude for developing and sharing Education in Virtue. At St. Michael’s Catholic School, we have embraced it and grown in all areas of our Catholic faith. From the saints to the Scriptures, we love how it deepens our knowledge so we can grow to love Christ and his children!
Lincoln Snyder, Superintendent of Schools
Diocese of Sacramento
Why does Education in Virtue work? On a practical level, it gives a community a positive common vocabulary for describing human behavior. For example, when a student learns to take into account the effects of his/her decisions on others, and then learns to call that habit “circumspection,” he/she grows in the ability to control and direct those actions.
HELPING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS THRIVE SINCE 2013
We are here to support your educational goals by providing training for your faculty and staff in teaching virtue. The lexicon – language of virtue – will assist in creating a culture that allows students to develop the Christian virtues as disciples of Christ. Our product line will help your school teach the virtues, see progress, and provide extra support for your current character formation program.
Creating a Positive Catholic Culture
Using positive examples and language enables you to create an environment conducive to learning and growth. When you change the common vocabulary, the culture will follow suit. Education in Virtue® demonstrates what each virtue ‘looks like’ and ‘sounds like’ in a way that even kindergarten-aged children can understand.
Start with the basics
neuroSCIENCE Reveals why it works
In these videos, Dr. Karen Villa, a developmental Neural Psychologist, explains that life experiences shape our neurocircuitry. When a child practices the ability to reflect and organize their thoughts, it has a positive effect on their mental health and brain development. Learn how Education in Virtue® encourages healthy brain development.
TRAIN YOUR STAFF!
Teacher training included with every School Starter Kit purchase! Choose from live (and personalized) webinars for the whole school, or have a member of the Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue® staff come and give a presentation to faculty and/or parents at your school.
Call Sally to advise you about how to get started by calling 734-996-4245.