Sunday, September 23, 2018

Glitch, Bummer, Disaster

Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz are quickly becoming some of my favorite people. They are helping me beef up the social emotional ways I teach my kids. 

If you're unfamiliar with them, please please please read this post where I reference three things they've recently written that will likely transform your thinking and teaching.

This coming week I'm going to tackle problem solving in my classroom. I'll be using the following two charts that Christine and Kristine use.

Aren't those some brilliant charts? I'm going to combine them into one chart and build it piece by piece until we've learned about each problem over a three-day period. (I actually wrote three lessons that will hopefully help me do this efficiently and effectively.)

I love the language that Christine uses once the chart is complete and kids are having problems.

  • It seems like you're really upset about that. I hear you.
  • What kind of problem do you think that is?
  • Do you have any ideas of how you might solve it?

Have I convinced you to go read what Christine and Kristine have to say? Do it now.

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  1. You always seem to write advice when I need it! :) I was just saying that I was going to look for ways to help my students work on solving problems on their own. These sound like great steps to teach the kiddos.Thank you for sharing!

    1. Miss Trayers, Glad I (actually Christine and Kristine) could help. They are masterful.

  2. I love this sooooo much. I feel like I will be helping my students with a life skill. Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Continued brilliance; thank you SO much for your quest to weave SEL into everything you do for your firsties ... and then for sharing it with us.