Responsible Decision-Making Teacher Resources

How many decisions must a student (of any age) make in one day? A key competency of Social and Emotional Learning is responsible decision-making; what a valuable skill! Check out Lesson Planet's resources to help students evaluate the right choices, and come to a responsible, ethical, safe, and constructive decision. 

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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five social and emotional learning competencies target skills, behaviors, and attitudes that 21st-century learners need to face daily and future challenges. To develop competency in responsible decision making, high schoolers need to...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Making choices can be scary, especially for middle schoolers. With so many pressures it's hard sometimes to know what to do. Here's a collection of unit and lesson plans, activities and projects, videos and worksheets designed to help...
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Responsible Decision-Making | Social-Emotional Learning

For Parents Pre-K - Higher Ed
New ReviewBeing able to identify problems, analyze situations, solve problems, and to evaluate, reflect, and recognize ethical responsibility all come into play when making responsible decisions. A short video offers teachers and parents an...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers K - 5th
Use these lessons and activities in your elementary classroom to help students practice the art of decision-making. What is safe? What is ethical? What is constructive? Learners explore the process of making a decision and acquire the...
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What's Safe?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify safe and unsafe activities when home alone and practice decision-making skills.
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I Can Make a Choice

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson designed to decrease a scholar's affective filter walks scholars through the decision-making process. Presented with two choices, educators think out loud the pros and cons of each one to model how they come to a decision....
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Take Action Haiti

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti....
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Decision Making Skills and Goal Setting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In need of a scripted lesson anyone can deliver? Along with a teaching script, you'll find several scenarios for learners to consider. They'll discuss decision making and goal setting as they relate to each scenario. Guiding worksheets...
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Making Choices, Setting Goals

For Teachers K - 12th
Students compare wetland functions and values, and select those to be incorporated in the planned wetland. They formulate goals for the project as they model decision-making skills.
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Empowered Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
There are many ways to make decision: act, react, flip a coin. Some ways are healthy and some are not. Learn about the different styles. Learn how to use effective decision-making skills to get desirable results. Learn to take...
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Problematic Situation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis with this activity worksheet. Spark a discussion about the story's characters' decision making skills while making inferences and allow learners to connect personally by...
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Graphic Organizer, Story Map

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you grow a goal from a dream to reality? You make a plan! After reading chapters two and three of Where the Red Fern Grows, learners map how Billy earns his dogs by completing an organizer in pairs and then discussing answers in...
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Community and Economy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What does it take to make a town run smoothly each and every day? Scholars create their own Biztown with hands-on interactive activities. Using games, demonstrations, and decision-making skills, they learn what resources they need for a...
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Environmental Decision Making

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Pupils participate in a board game activity in which landing on a space called "Decision Card" presents them with a land-use situation to consider and decide how to act. In order to advance in Hydropoly, players must think critically and...
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Making Choices

For Teachers K - 6th
Here is an excellent and well-developed activity intended to promote choice-making skills for learners with visual impairment and intellectual disabilities. It fosters choice-making skills through a soft version of discrete trial...
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Social Emotional Activities Workbook

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Split into five sections, you'll find plenty of activities, discussion prompts, and worksheets to address social-emotional intelligence. Learners focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and...
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What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Learn about Social-Emotional Learning and how to set positive goals with your students so they can make responsible decisions in school and life. This collection will provide an overview of the CASEL standards and strategies.
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We Can't Decide

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate decision making skills that they can apply on a daily basis. In this decision making lesson plan, 2nd graders listen to a read aloud of Pinocchio and make a list of times when decisions have to be made. They...
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Solution-Hero

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze the decision-making skills. In this character education lesson, students read a comic book and identify the superhero. Students then analyze the types of decisions the character makes throughout the story and if the...
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Making Executive Decisions: The Bay of Pigs Invasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret and analyze decision making skills. In this Bay of Pigs lesson, students consider Kennedy's decision to invade Cuba and analyze the outcome of the situation as they participate in a classroom activity...
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Seasonal 4-H Clubs- Judging

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students demonstrate decision-making skills by judging food. In this judging lesson, students judge popcorn and bubble gum on taste and appearance. Students conduct the judging using their observation skills.
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What Would McGruff Say?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students learn to manage dangerous situations and strengthen decision-making skills.
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Responsibility Launcher

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
So how would pupils solve a town's problems? Using a video game, scholars tell residents of a town how to solve their problems by taking steps such as going back to school, voting, or serving in the military. As they make good choices,...
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Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders accurately identify, illustrate, and evaluate a decision based on the six steps of the decision making model.

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