This week D.A.R.E. students are learning how to communicate effectively.
A big part of D.A.R.E. is teaching strategies that not only help students with choices regarding drugs and alcohol but to take those same strategies into other life lessons and decisions.
The decision model is Define, Assess, Respond and Evaluate, which can be used in many situations for people of all ages.
There are many ways to have effective communication. What are some different ways we can communicate effectively? Students used various example situations to help build confident communication.
Example situations included how to convince a friend to go outside and play instead of play video games inside, requesting a friend to help work on a school project, and how to meet new friends at a new school.
The students define the challenge or opportunity and assess the choices and consequences, both positive and negative. Next week, we will move on to Lesson 7 with D.A.R.E., which is about responsibility reporting bullying.