- Second Base: Plan Step 3 Introduction
- Why is it important to think about others?
Second Base of the Game Plan is called Second Base: Plan. When we plan, we think of ways to meet our goal. Second Base: Plan has three steps, or three things we have to think about. The second step of Second Base is Plan: Step 3. During Plan: Step 2, we ask the question, “Would using this strategy change the activity for other people?”
Each base of the Game Plan has a hand motion to help us remember what it means. When we ask, “Would using this strategy change the activity for other people?,” we make the motion of pointing around the room which represents that I am pointing to and thinking about other people.
Now it’s time to ask yourself the Second Base: Plan Step 3 question: “Would using this strategy change the activity for other people?”
In Project TEAM, we learn that different things might happen when we use strategies to change the environment. Sometimes when we use a strategy to change the environment, we will also change the activity for other people. These are called consequences, or things that might happen because of our actions. Even though a strategy might help you to do an activity, there can still be consequences for other people.
Some consequences might be that the strategy might help or make it harder for other people to do the activity, or the strategy might make the activity more or less fun for them. It is important to think about how a strategy will change the activity for other people before you decide if you want to use that strategy. But sometimes you may still want or need to use a strategy, even if it makes an activity harder or less fun for other people.
In order to answer this question, we first have to think about what kinds of people are involved in your activity. Just like not all parts of the environment are involved in every activity, not all of kinds of people are involved in every activity. For example, if your activity goal is to participate in a sports club at your school, “family” might not be involved in your activity.
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