Resources for Choice and Decision Making
All Grade Levels:
- Genius Hour – website with brief introduction video, Free course on Genius Hour, Book Recommendations, and many more resources.
- Genius Hour - What is it? Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.
- Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson 4:06 min. One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
- Pinterest Resource Teaching - Making Good Choices lots of visual ideas to use with learners
- Teaching Your Kid to Make Good Decisions Article with specific strategies for decision-making. This site has resources for all grade levels.
- For quick classroom lessons on Choice, an easily accessible resource Is the Chicken Soup series of books. Most of the short stories may be used for illustrating and analyzing choices.
www.chickensoup.com/stories is the website that posts free stories every month.
Chicken Soup for the Soul – pdf text of all the stories.
Audiobook: The Best of the Original Chicken Soup for the Soul 2:49 min. The first story
- Pre K - Ideas on How To Teach Kids to Make Good Choices - Uses Love and Logic strategies
- Selection of Lesson Plans including on Choices and Decision-Making Using the Berenstain Bears - A collection of lesson plans for use of Berenstain Bears books, for use with PK-2
Process could be adapted for other literature pieces.
- Fun Activities to Teach Children about Decision-making skills – Article with strategies
- About Good Decision-making – Includes a variety of supporting articles with examples of positive dialogue between adult and child
- We All Stand Together - The Frog Song by Paul McCartney
“Lyrics to “We All Stand Together”
- Try Everything 3:11 min. video with lyrics - Shakira
- Song of Choices and Dreams 4:05 min.
Lyrics for “Song of Choices and Dreams”
Upper Grade Levels
- "Do You Know Where You're Going To" 3:23 min. Diana Ross
Lyrics to “Do You Know Where You’re Going To”
- Do It Anyway by Martina McBride 4:21 min. Video is difficult to read, but able to listen to the song
Lyrics to “ Do It Anyway”
- I Hope You Dance 4:48 min. Lee Ann Womack with lyrics
- Fight Song 3:09
Rachel Platton performance of "Fight Song" at Teen Choice Awards 2015
- Hero Making Good Choices 3:29 min.