Decision-Making

Making decisions about things like what to do after high school can be a challenge. So many factors are involved. The decision-making worksheet in this resource helps to simplify the process by asking individuals to fill in a matrix for each decision, list the variables involved for that choice, to weight the importance of each variable, and then to consider what the score for each option reveals.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Teach the lessons as part of a two-week unit or present the lessons weekly
  • The teacher reference guide provides background information, teaching tips, and they text for the slides; therefore, download and read the entire teacher reference guide before beginning the unit
  • Provide class members with a copy of the decision making guide and the alternative guide
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth in a series of eight resources designed to be used in order
  • Although other post-graduation pathways are mentioned, the focus is on higher education options
Pros
  • Models of how to use the decision making guide and the alternative guide are provided
  • Scenarios permit class members to safely practice the decision making process
Cons
  • None