It’s not just an issue of “self-discipline” or “character.”
Student “misbehavior” also has other causes, which I’ve written about a lot in The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough.
Even though today’s NY Times article, When Impulse Buys Make You Feel Safe, is written from the perspective a parent, it can easily be applied to how many our students see the world (again, as many pieces in the previously-mentioned “Best” List also discuss).
I’m also adding this post to:
Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control