SEL Competency: Responsible Decision-Making

SEL Competency: Responsible Decision-Making

Responsible Decision-Making

The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations. This includes the capacities to consider ethical standards and safety concerns, and to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions for personal, social, and collective wellbeing. Such as:

  • Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Demonstrating honesty, integrity, and fairness
  • Learning how to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, and facts
  • Identifying solutions for personal and social problems
  • Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
  • Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside and outside of school
  • Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family, and community wellbeing 
  • Considering personal and collective safety concerns
  • Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts

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