Teaching Students to Make Decisions

Every day your students face a number of decisions in the classroom. Some of these decisions are easy and require almost no thought at all. But some of these decisions have a tough problem at their core. The outcome is not easily predictable. The first step in these cases is to identify the problem. That’s why decision making and problem solving are so closely related. Only when your students learn to identify, analyze and develop solutions to a problem are they ready to make a good decision.

decision making

Decision making is applying problem-analyzing skills to discover, choose, and implement a course of action most likely to produce a desired result.

A good decision is one that takes maximum advantage of decision making tools in the time allotted to make the decision. If your students make the best use of these tools, they know that their decisions will be good.

Here are the six topics we will cover in this series:

  1. The Importance of Good Decision Making
  2. The Decision Making Process
  3. Factors that Influence Decision Making
  4. How to Reach a Win-Win Decision
  5. Barriers to Good Decision Making
  6. Leadership and Decision Making

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By |2018-09-10T09:24:13+00:00September 10th, 2018|Career Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, Soft Skills|0 Comments

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Anna is a copywriter at The Conover Company. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys researching and writing about soft skills and has seen first-hand the difference that soft skills make in the world of education. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and daughter.

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