Lesson Plan

Problem Solving in School

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Scholars learn how to be part of the solution to problems high schoolers face. After identifying problems at their school, participants list cues that indicate each problem, note campus resources available to help solve the problem, and then develop scenarios that let them practice the first two steps in the problem-solving process.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members investigate the different resources available on campus that can help pupils solve problems and post an annotated list of these resources in the classroom
  • Display in a prominent place in the classroom the quote, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem"
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in the "Problem Solving" module
  • Presumes participants have completed the first module in the "Overcoming Obstacles" series
Pros
  • Includes a list of possible scenarios
  • The packet includes suggested extensions and an assessment
Cons