Lesson 4 -- The Decision Making Model Learning Targets include:
Students will learn the process of decision making.
Students will do this by identifying the problem, create and evaluate the outcome of each option, choose the best option, then formulate appropriate I-messages.
Students will be assessed by quality of work on worksheet.
The Decision Making Unit is best used as an extension of the Techniques of NO Unit; it is that next step where the students apply their learned skill set of communicating while making decisions. We make decisions every day; some big, some small, some consequential. In the Decision Making Unit, students learn the characteristics of the four types of decision makers; they also have an opportunity to review these traits and identify which ones they use while making their decisions. The students use this knowledge to analyze a series of bad decisions from beginning to the disastrous end and determine after every decision whether the decision maker was Naive, Wise, a Scorner or Foolish in their thinking, and excuses. The students will then formulate their perfect question that will be a filter to evaluate every opportunity, every date, every invitation, and everything they are asked to be a part of. This question is to be a higher standard than, “is this the right thing to do? Is this the ethical thing to do? Is this the legal thing to do?” It is to be a question that will enable them to see through their wants, desires and the excuses they use to convince themselves what they want to do will work out just fine. I know what I’m doing. Nothing is going to happen etc.
The Complete Decision Making Unit contains 4 Lessons and a variety of supplemental materials. All lessons meet the National Health Standard and have clearly defined Daily Learning Targets/Objectives. Each lesson can be used for grades 7-12 and Homeschoolers. The Unit is designed to take 4 days to complete (Classes are 55 minutes). The unit includes 4 Lesson Plans, Student Worksheets, Teacher Answers, and teacher and student resources.
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