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Life Skills

Decision-Making - Acquiring Core Skills for Teens

Acquiring Core Skills for Teens puts you on the road to mastering the three core life skills upon which all others are built —communication, decision making, and goal setting. 2nd in a series of 3.
Adrienne Dillard Communication-Conversation Skills
858 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Week 1: Starting the Decision-Making Process – Learners will identify, illustrate, and put into practice the steps of the decision-making process.
Week 2: Gathering Information - Learners will recognize the importance of gathering relevant facts and ignoring irrelevant information when making a decision.
Week 3: Exploring Alternatives and Considering Consequences - Learners will practice weighing the consequences of various alternatives by investigating the positives and negatives of each.
Week 4: Making and Evaluating Decisions - Learners will explain, defend, and modify decisions using the decision-making process.
As a career coach, one of my main goals is to help my clients create goals and set a plan to create their best lives.  As a college instructor, I have developed and taught courses on goal setting and action planning.  I understand that the reason many of us are not achievers is that we are unable to set goals and make a plan to achieve those goals.  I have seen first-hand the differences that take place when someone has goals and implements a plan versus someone who does not.  Focusing on your goals helps you stay motivated and gives you a sense of direction and purpose. 
No actual homework will be provided; however, extension activities will be given weekly.

Examples of Extension Activities:

1) Learners will chart their TV/video viewing for one week and construct a bar graph categorizing the influences on decisions in each show, using a different color for each one.

2) Learners will create comic strips illustrating decisions they must soon make, the options available to them, and possible consequences for each alternative.
Learners will need access to a microphone (built-in computer mic is fine) and a camera to allow for interaction and practicing during class. There will be weekly practice opportunities for the teen to use at home – a natural extension of what was learned in class that day. Basic supplies will be needed: writing implement /paper/computer with Internet access/a few art supplies, etc. Materials will vary from week to week. Some items that will be needed are a dictionary, magazines for cutting pictures, construction paper, markers, scissors, etc. Ideally, you will have access to a printer to print the course handouts but if you don't have a printer the handouts will need to be viewed on the screen.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Feedback will be provided on the extension assignments.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course may be canceled if it does not have a minimum of two learners enrolled for the first class.  If insufficient enrollment, parents will be given the option to transfer the learner to another section or receive a refund.  


Adrienne Dillard Communication-Conversation Skills
Lives in the United States
Knowledge Sharing is my Superpower
858 total reviews
919 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Mrs. A. and I am here to help your child build social-emotional skills. I joined Outschool in 2018 because it had a strong community of parents and kids who appreciated the unique and diverse courses being offered.  I have a very... 
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