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Becoming Successful in Middle School

Making Good Choices: Keys to Good Decisions (#107)

Kids today have a lot of important decisions to make. Should I drink alcohol or smoke pot? Should I cheat on a test? Should I inform on a friend? This program introduces students to the four hallmarks of good decision-making: does it agree with what I know inside is right, what might happen as a result, might it hurt future goals, and will it hurt me or another person. Through real-life scenarios, students see others in the throes of difficult decisions with serious consequences. Applying these new decision-making strategies empowers students to choose the right path. [18 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series addresses a host of issues and concerns important to young teens such as handling difficult emotions, dealing with crises and coping with peer pressure. The programs also model important skills such as assertiveness, decision making, study skills and rules of common courtesy.

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