“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.” Today, in the second of our three-part series, we’re discussing education as a discipline. What do we mean by discipline? How do we use it as a tool of education? The Scholé Sisters get real about this topic.

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4 Responses

  • I just had to comment on the pie crust dilema (I love pies). You can certainly use lard, that’s how it was originally made, and you can find it already rendered at Whole Foods or Amazon. I like the Epic brand. I also use a sourdough recipe that ferments the dough to make it healthier. You can find the recipe at Culures for Health.

  • When cultivating the habit of watching our thoughts, we should check out the Early Christian desert fathers: John Cassian and Anthony of the Desert. Contemporary author and nun, Margaret Funk, OSB writes about this in her book, Thoughts Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life.

  • I just got to listen to this episode today and one of the final thoughts shared, “are we what we want our kids to be?,” was a big eye opener for me. It’s easy to get lost in the demands of life and not pay enough attention to our own habits… but then expect our kids to have those habits that we lack. I’m very guilty of that! I’m looking forward to using the discipline audit to help me with my habits!

  • I’m sorry that I’m late to this episode… and even more sorry that I don’t live close to Cincinnati! Any chance you’ll post your reading lists to one of the Scholé Sisters’ sites? Thank you!

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