Managing Influences and Making Decisions

Teenagers could use a little help with their decision-making process. Guide them through the steps of mature choices, outside influences, and expected consequences with a lesson about making decisions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a peer counseling group when discussing consequences
  • Prompts your class to write about a time when a poor decision led to an undesirable consequence, or a responsible decision led to a desirable consequence
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure that your class has a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for the activities and discussions
Pros

  • Promotes thoughtful decision making and a consideration of the connection between actions and consequences
  • Fosters healthy discussion in your eighth grade classroom
  • Comes with all necessary worksheets and printables
Cons

  • None