Presentation on theme: "Skill: Decision Making"— Presentation transcript:
1 Skill: Decision Making Decision Making - the process of making a choice or finding a solutionValues – things that are important to use and guide the choices we makeEvaluate – to determine if we made the correct choice: Would we make the same decision again?
2 Closer Look: Evaluation Ask yourself the following:1) What was the outcome?2) How do I feel about my decision?3) Did my decision effect others?4) What did I learn?5) Would I make the same decisionnext time?
3 IBEAR Decision Making I : Identify the situation B: Brainstorm options E: Evaluate the outcomes/consequencesA: Act on your decisionR: Re-evaluate – Did you make a goodchoice?
4 Common Decisions: What to wear to school What to eat for lunch Which homework to do firstWhat to do on the weekendsWhat to do during study hallWhat movie to see
5 More Serious Decisions What classes you want to take in high schoolWho you want to dateIf you will experiment with drugs/alcoholWhat career path you want to take
6 Skill: Goal Setting What is goal setting? Working toward something you want to accomplishWhy set goals?To help identify what you want from lifeHelp you use your time and energy wiselyGoals in one area will help you with goals in anotherTo feel a sense of accomplishment
8 Is there a connection between the two? Short Term vs. Long TermShort Term Goals: Goals you want to achieve in the next few days or weeks.Long Term Goals: Goals that may take weeks, months, or years to achieve.Is there a connection between the two?
9 Steps to Reaching Goals Set your SMART goal.What’s your plan?What are your barriers?Create solutions to the barriers.How will you reward yourself?How are you progressing?
10 Everyday Goals: Getting homework done early Winning a game/competition Going to the gym/exerciseHousehold chores
11 Bigger Goals Raising your average Graduating Going to college Making a high school teamSuccessful careerHaving a family
12 Health Goals! Going to the gym Weight loss/diets Remain abstinent from sexual activityRemain drug freeTime management
13 Remember SMART!Goals Should Be: Specific: who, what, where, when? Measurable: how much, how many? Attainable: Do you have the skills to reach it? Realistic: is it something you are actually capable of doing? Timely: when will you be able to reach this goal by?
14 No-no words for goals More Less Many Better worse Good Fewer Most Least
15 Skill: CommunicationCommunication: to effectively get a message across using words and/or actions Assertive Communication: stand up for yourself and what you want, while still respecting the rights of others
16 Communication Buzz Words Aggressive: bullying or intimidating others into thinking like you ordoing what you wantPassive: unable or unwilling to express thoughts and feelings, a “push over”“I don’t care”
17 “I” Statements – Buzz Word! Focuses on how you feel or your opinion as opposed to blaming others or making demandsUses the model:I feel ________, when you __________, because___________________________________.
18 You are going to a movie with a friend and trying to decide what to see. You really want to see the new Batman movie.Assertive: “I would like to see the new Batman movie, what do you think?” Aggressive: “We are seeing Batman for sure, don’t really care what you want to see!” Passive: “I don’t really care, whatever you want to see is fine.”(but really you want to see Batman)
19 Body LanguageCommunicating a message without words, only through actions or expressionsVerbalTone of Voice Body Language
20 Refusal Skills – Buzz Word! Say “No!” and make it loud and clear.Give a reason for saying no.Make up an excuse.Joke about the situation.Suggest something else to do.Leave the situation.Ignore the person pressuring you.
21 Active Listening – Buzz Word! Providing 100% attention to the person who is communicating with you so that you truly understand what they are sayingEye contactLearning forwardAsking questionsNot interrupting
22 Everyday Uses Sharing your opinions Group/partner project Talking to your teammates during a gameTraffic police
23 Serious/Health Uses Suicidal friend Someone is being bullied Refusal skills – substance abuseRelationshipsTelling a doctor your symptoms