Choose the student you think made the strangest choice and speculate why she or he made this choice. In particular, what are the kinds of past experiences that may have made the student behave this way?
Recall a course you once took in which you made a choice that your instructor might describe as “strange.” Explain why you made that choice. Dive deep, exploring what really caused your choice.
CRITICAL THINKING: FOCUS QUESTIONS RECOGNIZING WHEN YOU ARE OFF COURSE
In which of your life roles are you off course?
Do you know how you got there?
More important, do you know how to get back on course to your desired outcomes and experiences?
THE MYSTERY OF SELF-SABOTAGE
I started a study group.
I started a study group, but I have missed two meetings.
I did all my homework early.
I did all my homework early, but I left it at home.
Identify each statement as a self-sabotaging behavior or as a wise choice behavior.
CRITICAL THINKING: FOCUS QUESTIONS IDENTIFYING YOUR SCRIPTS
What habit patterns in your life get you off course?