We all say it, “Today’s generation is an instant gratification generation.” One consequence for the technological advances is a lack of problem solving skills in our young people--everything is instant!! As a result, many do not possess the skills to act independently to solve a problem!
“Give Me 3” is more than an activity, it is a philosophy that will guide every day life with your children. Rather than instantly asking for help they soon learn they must act independently first! Give Me 3 requires students of all ages to provide 3 strategies they utilized to solve their own problem before they ask the teacher! This process helps students realize they possess the ability to solve their problem through critical thinking and patience! It has had amazing results in our own classrooms to foster independence in our students! Not only do they work to solve their own problems, they support each other in the problem solving process as well!