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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee School Board promotes character education themes by picking a monthly pillar, for January the pillar is self-control. With many resolutions made for the new year, people want to control themselves and stay on track following goals.
Self-control is the act of denying yourself, controlling your impulses and behavior.
English teacher Timothy Fraser said, “Self-control is the ability to use reason above action and to be able to weigh out the consequences of your actions before you do it.”
Classroom substitute Dawn Haushalter said, “Self-control is being able to control yourself and being able to have self-discipline by knowing the best choices to make during certain situations.”
Self-control is especially important in sports.
Lacrosse coach and social studies teacher Sammy Stoltz said, “During a game you have to be in control of your thoughts, keep your composure, and don’t get too into your head because during the game things don’t always work out the way you want it to.”
LRHS junior and varsity basketball player Brady Roberts said, “While on the court it can be really hard to control how you react to bad calls or how the games turn out, but over the years I’ve learned how to control it.”