Solution-Focused Intervention: Sorting Cards for Time Management

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This is a solution-focused intervention (scaling) being used in an interactive way to help students learn about time management.

The students have to think of how to get the person from the scenario cards to a higher number than what is listed on the card. The higher the number, the more likely the fictional student in the scenario is to be successful with their time management.

You read the scenario card aloud to the class.

The students are to identify which card they feel is “The Blocker”, meaning preventing the person in the scenario from being successful. The students will place the blocker card in the grey place holder on the scale of success sheet.

The students identify two booster cards that they feel are helpful to the person. The booster cards are time management strategies that can be used in order to increase the fictional person's score. Students are to place the booster cards on the scale of success sheet.

Once completed, you can call on as many groups as you want to share their answers. Have them identify the blocker they chose, their time management strategies they felt helped, and explain their answers. Open it up for discussion if needed.

Optional: Instruct the students to identify the boosters and what they feel each individual intervention will bring the scenario person's score up to.

Example: Scenario card gives the student a success score of 4, the booster chunking will increase it to the students success score to 6, and a change of scenery will increase the score to a 9.

If you are interested in this activity, you may also like Time Management for Middle School.

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