About Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue
Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue is more than a curriculum, it’s a way of life—the means to a happy life. Education in Virtue provides easy-to-use resources and materials that are developed by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and based on the St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. These resources provide a framework that helps all ages understand how to live a more virtuous life.
Education in Virtue offers support as you learn, teach, and practice virtue. With time, you will begin to naturally incorporate the language of virtue within your daily life and grow as a disciple of Christ. Recent studies in interpersonal neurobiology and positive psychology support this way of life and show that an integrated way of life leads to the betterment of the human person.
When you learn, live, and witness in virtue, it will overflow into every aspect of life—transforming you into the best version of yourself. Simply put, Education in Virtue is happiness simplified.
What Education in Virtue provides
Education in Virtue provides resources helping you to achieve a life of virtue, fully alive in Christ!
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How Education in Virtue works
All Education in Virtue® materials are designed by teachers for teachers—practical, indestructible, simple, and easy-to-use. Assisting with new ideas and activities, they will guide your planning and help you integrate the language of virtue daily.
Because learning virtue is a process and helps us live a happier life, we frame this education in three stages: Learn, Live, and Witness.
View the Learn Stage resources in each environment by clicking on School, Home, or Parish:
Stage Three—witness to conversion and happiness
Living a virtuous life permits one to live in friendship with Christ—our fulfillment and hope. The habitus of virtue enables good acts to flow easily and the overflow of these provide one with a delight in doing the good.
The resources below will guide you during the Witness stage
See what people are saying about Education in Virtue
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.
I am a HUGE fan and have been practicing the virtues daily in my class. My three, four, and five year olds are flourishing from being exposed to this thought process. I can’t imagine my life or teaching the lives of our future generations any other way!
“It’s a reminder to all of us about how we can live a virtuous life – kind, generous and patient with each other – as we never know where people are coming from or what kind of day they’ve had. It’s teaching that our world needs faith, hope and charity.”
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!
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.