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Professional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning: Responsible Decision-Making

In this course, you will focus on the Responsible Decision-making competency and learn how the brain makes decisions and what interferes with good decisions. You will also learn strategies for analyzing situations, identifying problems, and exploring solutions with consideration of the well-being of yourself and others.

At a Glance

Learn how to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.


  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Educator Self-Care


  • Define Responsible Decision-Making.
  • Assess your decision-making skills.
  • Reflect on the results to determine strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identify the effective elements of decision-making.
  • Identify common decision-making traps.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: 01/21/2021


Session Length

6-8 weeks

Session Format


Enroll in this course here.

This is a program NEA makes available for affiliate use as a professional offering to educators. NEA Social-Emotional Learning: Relationship-Skills Blended Learning modules may already be offered through your local or state association. Please contact your state or local association if you are interested in getting a blended learning cohort started.

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