What Students Are Saying about DEF
Testimonials from Students
The following are student quotes who received instruction in Decision Skills from DEF-trained teachers.
"I just need to say...THE BEST CLASS I HAVE HAD in my entire life."
"It was engaging and fun. I learned a lot of things I can use in my everyday life."
"I found the workshop well planned and prepared and really entertaining and engaging."
“The [StrongStart] program gives you an idea of what high school is like, but it goes deeper by teaching you HOW to make logical decisions and what you are going to face in high school.” Willamette, OR
"[Decision Education] went beyond academics and taught me how to use certain skills that could potentially make me more successful in life.”
“If you aren't able to make a decision properly, you can screw up your life.”
“If you can’t make good decisions, you won’t get anywhere in life.”
“Decision skills are important, because we make decisions every day.”
“I will probably take a class like this in college, because it helped me so much. It definitely opened my eyes.”
“I think this course will help me think things through calmly. I tend to stress, and now I've learned that you can think a decision through.”
“It makes you think differently about making choices, and it makes you realize that there are smart decisions.”
“My name is Jessica Morales and I was exposed to the Decision Making Science when I was going to start my junior year of high school. Knowing how to make a good decision, regardless of the outcome was important at such a crucial time in my life. Through the help and curriculum of the Decision Education Foundation, I was able to make decisions that bettered my life and hopefully those around me.”
“I've been using your materials as a refresher before making a significant medical decision. I took the Decision Analysis class at Stanford, but it was way back in 2005, when I was an undergraduate. So your materials have been an indispensable refresher.”
Andrew, Stanford University 2018
"It will help me plan out my goals for college and help me accomplish them without procrastinating."
"I liked how it showed me many different ways to figure out my thought process, don't fall into what you think is right without looking at all the info, and how to help prioritize everything."
"I liked the different examples being used and I liked how it was easy to understand."
"It was fun to watch and engage in."
"That it explains when making a decision focuses on your values and you should put your doubts on hold."
"I liked it all because it taught me a lot of different things I can use in life not just for school."
"Helps me with everyday life activities."
"The one [video] that helps you calculate better decisions actually helped me."
"I didn't like the truth of the matter. I spend too much time on my phone and it is apparent that I'm making that a priority when I should make other things a priority."
Student comments about the Decision Focus video series and the accompanying workbook
A school district in Texas, Spring 2020
"I had undertaken the MOOC - Decision Skills: Power Tools. The course had helped build insights that I use till today."
"I'm working on improving the stability of my decision-making. The decision chain process was recommended by a colleague as a way to learn a more methodical approach that still allows for innovation and open thinking. From what I've read so far, it not only improves the process, but even encourages open thinking while refining the decision. Thank you!"