Challenging Choices

1. Take a few minutes to think about two situations in which you experienced tension with a classmate, a teacher, a parent, or yourself:

  • A situation in which you were happy with how you handled this tension.
  • A situation in which you were not satisfied with how you handled this tension.

2. Consider the two situations and respond to the following questions:

  • Who were the participants? What were their roles and responsibilities? How might these roles and responsibilities inform a particular opinion or perspective on the given situation?
  • What factors did I weigh in making my decision?
  • What would I do differently now?

Discussion Questions

  • How did the way I handled these incidents influence others?
  • How did others influence my decisions about what to do?
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