Responsible Decision Making
Responsible Decision Making is the ability to make healthy, constructive decisions for optimal well-being. By building this competency, you are better able to make safe choices and use sound judgment. You are also able to analyze how your behaviors impact your personal goals in and out of school, as well as how your behaviors affect those around you, leading to more positive decision-making.
- Any adult who works with children and youth can choose to use the Class Lesson components in their setting and/or the Conversation Starters.
- The classroom PDF lesson, available in the bottom portion of each lesson page under the heading School to Home Resources, has also been “coded” to the page so a parent or caregiver can see at a glance what the traditional SEL lesson was about if taught in the classroom at an earlier time.
- Specially designed lesson extensions that complement the class lesson are also attached as a PDF and are labeled Conversation Starters; they too have been conveniently coded to the page in the beginning section entitled Family Resources and are also attached as a PDF in that section. The Conversation Starters provide a quick overview and suggested questions that parents, caregivers or other adults can use to prompt meaningful conversation with children and youth on the topic/competency addressed.
- Again, our design provides lots of flexibility in use, from lengthier “lesson plans” to quick reflection questions to be used at the dinner table, in the car, youth group, or other setting when reinforcement of concepts are needed, but time is a factor.