Real Life Stories

Use these videos to demonstrate how Decision Skills assisted real life decisions.

These videos provide decision situations that set up activities and conversations in classrooms to deepen learning of Decision Skills. Most videos have curriculum that supports their use with students on the dedicated page.
These situations are from DEF students or supporters, not actors, a testimonial in themselves.
Different videos will resonate with different audiences and fulfull different purposes for teaching different topics.

Isabella - High School

High school student using Decision Skills to navigate life, choice of extracurriculars, colleges

Ben - College or Startup

College student facing a decision to drop out of school and create a startup with his brother

Antwon - Sports vs Studies

Student facing choice to change schools to get support for learning challenges

Lexie's Risky Decision

High school student faces risky decision to go bungee jumping

Ceylan - Post-College

Recent college graduate faces choices with job search and COVID uncertainty

Friday Night Decision

Student-created Decision Traps scenario: a choice between friendship and romance

Himalayan Decision 1 & 2

Group decision scenario in two parts with students trekking in Nepal

Group Dynamics

High school students struggle with team dynamics and decision making

Everest Life and Death

Andrew Brash shares story of saving a life climbing Everest

Facing Up to Cancer

Teacher applies Decision Skills training in personal life facing cancer

Rigs to Reefs

How Decision Analysis resolved a real environmental challenge removing oil rigs

Barcelona Bound

High school music students face decisions on tour in Barcelona