“Stop and Think, Decide and Do: A Student’s Guide to Problem-Solving Prickly Problems” introduces a simple problem-solving strategy to students and provides them opportunities to practice applying it in a structured way using realistic social scenarios. Developing this skill can help a student become better able to interpret social situations, predict consequences, express him or herself more assertively, resist peer pressure and increase his or her repertoire of positive social responses.
While written at a 5th grade reading level this resource can be easily adapted for use with younger children as well as teens. It was designed to be flexible in order to allow the teacher to easily deliver differentiated instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of learners, including those in general and special education classrooms.
This is a versatile tool that can be delivered in the individual, small or whole group setting. Exercises can be independently completed by students for practice and review and are ideal for centers and small groups. Over fifty Scenario and Solution cards can be used to play learning games. They also work well to set up role plays and make great discussion starters and writing prompts.