#SOL19: Decisions

I really want to finish this book but I’m only on chapter 3.

I need to read this book again before my next PD.

It’s book 4 in the series.  I can’t wait to see where it goes.

Time is short.  I need to read before finalizing my plans.

Just one more chapter.  But wait a chapter is short so that’s probably only about 5 minutes.

Read and jot down notes, craft a response.  That could be an hour per chapter.

How do I decide?

I could flip a coin but if I don’t like the results will I change the requirements to “best 3 out of 5 results”?

If I could think of 6 alternatives, I could roll a die.  (Or all even could be one choice and all odd the other.)

Is “luck” a good way to make a decision?

With 425,000,000 results . . . what follows is a decision making process from Google (Link).

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I’m at Step 3 and I need to identify the alternatives.

  • Read text A
  • Read text B
  • Read neither text
  • Read both texts
  • Begin to develop the work for the day and then determine the need to read additional resources.
  • Read text C

So obviously, I’m not ready to make a decision YET.

When perhaps should you have prudently waited? 

Or had a process in place? 

When do we “rush to action” when perhaps patience and thought is required?




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4 responses

  1. Fran, I think you have made your decision..keep on reading what you want! Time is, indeed, short.

    1. Diane,
      Ah, probably.
      Trying to rationalize my decision and accomplish more than one thing!!!
      So many books!

  2. I don’t think that before reading this I ever really consciously thought about what goes into making a decision even though, like others, I have made many decisions in my life. Some were carefully thought out and others just just made on the spur of the moment. I guess however the decision was made I just live with the consequences and hope to do better next time if I made a wrong choice.

    1. How do we teach students to make decisions? By the “seat of their pants” as many of us have? Nothing wrong with spontaneity, but are all spontaneous decisions the same? Should they be? 🙂

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