Desperately Seeking Solutions

Helping Students Build Problem-Solving Skills to Meet Life's Challenges

How do we specifically help kids become good problem-solvers in school as well as in their everyday lives? Desperately Seeking Solutions discusses the specific skills and the critical and creative thinking that go into confronting problems. Organized for easy classroom use, the book introduces a five-step plan for handling almost any situation—defining the problem, considering possibilities, choosing the best option, taking action, and evaluating decisions. Concrete examples, teacher-specific tips, and educational games complement this important resource.

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How do we specifically help kids become good problem-solvers in school as well as in their everyday lives? Desperately Seeking Solutions discusses the specific skills and the critical and creative thinking that go into confronting problems. Organized for easy classroom use, the book introduces a five-step plan for handling almost any situation—defining the problem, considering possibilities, choosing the best option, taking action, and evaluating decisions. Concrete examples, teacher...read more

About the Author(s)

Kathy Paterson is a teacher and drama specialist with more than twenty-five years of classroom experience. A popular speaker and writer, she is involved in teacher training with several universities on issues around differentiation and effective teaching practices.

Table of Contents

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Chapter One: Approaching Problems with Care
Chapter Two: Defining the Problem, Step 1
Chapter Three: Determining Possibilities and Choices, Step 2
Chapter Four: Narrowing and Making Choices, Step 3
Chapter Five: Acting and Evaluating, Steps 4 and 5
Chapter Six: Facing Big, Scary, Life-Threatening Problems
Chapter Seven: Building Students' Self-Confidence to Facilitate Problem-Solving
Chapter Eight: Troubleshooting and Consolidating Problem-Solving
Chapter Nine: Helping Parents Deal with Children's Problem-Solving
Chapter Ten: Games That Promote Problem-Solving Skills
Appendix
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 8247
ISBN: 978-155138-247-0

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