Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joe Bower - collaborative problem solving - drilling down for concerns

Drilling down for concerns so we have the kid's concerns which are accurate and relevant is vital for successful problem solving. Kids often shut down because they don't have the words to express their concerns or they have not given much thought to define them  or simply they don't trust the collaborative problem solving process and feel it is just a new way of only care givers have their concerns addressed .

Below is a blog post that describes the questions we may ask in the drilling down process ,  and  2 blog posts by a teacher Joe Bower who shares his cps experience with 2 kids. Joe Bower's teaching philosophy fits in well with the CPS approach to discipline and socio-moral learning.  As Deborah Meier says – teaching is more about listening, learning is more about talking. We need input from our kids so we can identify their concerns and hear about the meaning they make about the world around   them.



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