Class Summary - Today I want you to think about how personality can affect the choices we make, stress levels we have and other risk factors and protective factors regarding our health. Use the google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M32GTU-X5ButYG7Z-4aU0JxaxN6Ihjh55H82Or8nPWg/edit?usp=sharing to guide today's lesson. Think about why we we talk about personality in health class; because your personality will dictate how you deal with choices that impact your health. Start with the first page of the google doc and analyze your personality by choosing 5 personality traits that you would say are healthy traits and 3 that you think are some things you should work on. (Focus on the positives BUT it is important to identify weaknesses). The goal is to analyze how you can use your personality as strengths to help you achieve your goals. Also, it is important to identify weaknesses that you find in your personality and set goals to either improve or adapt to your weaknesses and still achieve your goals. Next is an introduction to the DECIDE process. The DECIDE process is a technique that can be used when faced with a tough decision. As a developing brain (not your fault its biology) your prefrontal cortex part of your brain is not fully functioning yet. This is the decision making part of your brain. For me, with a developed prefrontal cortex I can better make connections that help me make better decisions. You have a harder time with that. The DECIDE process gives you a way to better think through heavy decisions. This isn't meant to decide if you are going to eat cocoa pebbles or froot loops, its for harder more impactful decisions. Each letter of the DECIDE process stands for part of the steps in the decision making process. D - Define the Problem (What are you deciding) E - Explore the Alternatives (What are your options) C - Consider the Consequences (What could happen with each alternative) I - Identify Your Values (Values are what is important to you) D - Decide and Act (Your decision should match your values) E - Evaluate the Results (How did it go for you)
Here is an example: Mrs. Simpson really wants to binge watch television but she knows she has to work on lesson plans. Define the Problem: Mrs. Simpson wants to watch tv but has lesson plans to make. Explore the Alternatives: Mrs. Simpson could watch tv. Mrs. Simpson could do lesson plans. Mrs. Simpson could do half and half and wake up early and finish. Consider the Consequences: If she watches tv she wont get her lesson plans done, if she does her lesson plans she'll miss out on relaxation time, if she does half she make not wake up in time to finish (and lets be real, she wont wake up early) Identify Your Values: I value my integrity as a teacher. Decide and Act: Because I value my integrity as a teacher, I'll work on lesson plans. Evaluate the Result: Mrs. Simpson got the lesson plans done, but she does regret not having some 'me' time.
I now want you to practice using the DECIDE process. Use the google doc to practice the D,E,C,I,D,E using a situation from the slide show below. You will need to have this process down for the test tomorrow (yes you can use this site to remember what each letter stands for). You don't have to stop at one situation just because that is all you have to do for a 'grade' try one or two more situations to make sure you've 'nailed' it.
Homework - 4/7 Decide Process Google Doc, Test Tomorrow (on personality and DECIDE Process)
Objectives - Students will identify and define DECIDE as a decision making strategy (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will demonstrate decision making strategies when faced with a tough decision (Standard 5 Decision Making) Students will set a goal to follow personal values when making a decision (Standard 6 Goal Setting) Students will self reflect on their personality traits. Students will reflect on personality traits that can help someone succeed and traits that can create barriers to success. (Standard 2 Analyzing Influences) Students will set goals to improve or adapt to weaknesses (Standard 6 Goal Setting)