Managing Influences and Making Decisions

Does patience help people become more responsible? Class members explore the topic with a What's It To Do With Me? quiz to assess their personal responsibilities. They engage in a whole-class discussion about pros and cons of instant gratification, and then reflect in their journals about personal immediacy dilemmas. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before the lesson, have students complete a web showing what it means to be a responsible citizen 
  • Invite individuals to share success stories about their experiences with willpower 
Classroom Considerations

  • This is unit three from a 10-part series on personal development
  • Print in advance enough Willpower Statement Cards for each group 
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Pros

  • Each activity includes specific learning intentions to help guide the lesson 
  • Includes a variety of instructional techniques to support various learning styles 
Cons

  • None
Common Core