But It's Not My Fault! Responsibility and Problem Solving Lesson Plan

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Helping students to take responsibility for their actions and become better independent problem solvers is a big part of our role as educators! This companion to the book "But It's Not My Fault!" is an engaging way to do just that.

*This lesson is also available as part of my Responsibility Lesson Plan Bundle.*

Included in this resource:

• Written lesson plan with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors and CASEL competencies, including discussion questions to use with the book

• Blaming vs. problem solving statement sort

• Collaborative learning activity to practice taking responsibility for mistakes/problems

• Problem solving sorting cards (four problems with four solutions each, in the following themes: grades, behavior, conflict, and friendships)

• Blame cards

• Exit Ticket

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Looking for other activities and lesson plans that pair with Julia Cook books? Check out my:

Social Filter Scenario Sorting Cards to go with “I Can’t Believe You Said That!”

Friendship Task Cards Companion to “Making Friends Is an Art”

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