Students are good at problem solving when they are given the guidance to discuss the situation in a conscious and caring manner. They learn it best when the process is broken down into recognizable steps. In this activity, students review the simple and practical Four Steps To Problem Solving by applying it to a current problem in the room. Or you can use a situation of teasing, name-calling or bullying that has been happening in the school, on the playground, in the cafeteria, or on the bus. These traditional four steps provide students with a framework for thinking their way through a problem instead of reacting to it.
Students review and put to practice the Four Steps To Problem Solving while applying them to real classroom situations.