Alliance for Decision Education Instructional Resources
Decision Education Webinar
For Middle and High School Educators
In this webinar hosted by the Alliance for Decision Education and Kaleidoscope, you’ll learn three common cognitive biases and how they interfere with decision making, and how to use if-then planning to steer yourself and your students away from the cognitive biases. A worksheet to use with students and access to other free curriculum materials will be available to teachers who participate!
Our blog provides Decision Education tips and resources to help students, teachers, and parents better understand how improving decision skills can improve lives. We amplify and celebrate Decision Education efforts from around the world, discuss decision skills and concepts, and debate how we can make Decision Education a reality for the next generation of students.
Decision Type: In-the-moment, Habits, Deliberative
Our video series helps teachers manage stress and anxiety so they’re able to make better work-related decisions and increase happiness and longevity in the classroom. Burnout Blockers is a great supplement to college classes for pre-service teachers, new teacher induction programs, and self-directed professional development.
Lesson Plan: Correlation vs. Causation
Does Ice Cream Makes the Sun Shine?: A Lesson on Correlation vs. Causation
This lesson for high school math classes helps students understand the distinction between correlation and causation and how it can impact the decisions we make related to our physical health, wellbeing, and relationships. Students will learn how scatter plots can help them determine the type of correlation the data presents. They will also learn to question superstitious behaviors that often result from confusing correlation and causation and be aware of regression to the mean.
Decision Type: Habits
When students dream about their careers and life goals, it’s important they understand how habits can turn their dreams into reality or simply get in the way. HabitWise helps middle and high school students achieve their goals by teaching them how to create and track beneficial habits and crush problematic habits.
Other Decision Education Instructional Resources
This website from the Delta School District includes various classroom tools for teaching students how to make wise choices.
Decision Education Foundation
The Decision Education Foundation (DEF) wants to equip teens in communities everywhere with the decision tools to create a great future. Their website includes many Decision Education resources and programs, such as StrongStart, a week-long orientation program for incoming high school freshmen.
School of Thought
The mission of the School of Thought is to teach the next generation how to think independently so that we can create a better world through reason and understanding. It is founded on the principle that we need to teach kids how to think rather than what to think, and is dedicated to providing effective and accessible resources to teachers, parents and students under Creative Commons licenses.
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