ERIC Number: ED431751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Educator's Guide to Solutioning. The Great Things That Happen When You Focus Students on Solutions, Not Problems.
Webb, Willyn H.
This book teaches educators how to expand their teaching abilities, using positive language to get positive results. The book helps teachers focus students on solving problems, not making excuses. Students are taught to develop a solutioning mindset and empowered to create their own successes. Chapter 1, "Pack Your Bags," introduces the solutioning focus and illustrates the importance of language. Chapter 2, "Purpose: Why Are We Taking This Trip?" explains the solutioning map with the purpose, where teachers and students become partners against problems. Chapter 3, "Potentials: Looking for Landmarks," explains potentials as the heart of solutioning, where exceptions to problems and possible solutions are illuminated. Chapter 4, "Plan: Follow the Itinerary," discusses the plan, based on the potentials, which empowers students to choose the plan that is right for their level of readiness. Chapter 5, "Progress: Postcards Home," encourages progress by following up and ensuring that solutions last. Chapter 6, "Why Stop Now? Solutioning Discipline, Classroom Management, and Lessons," encourages solutioning by illustrating its applicability to discipline, classroom management, lesson planning, assessing, critical thinking, decision making, and lifelong learning. Chapter 7, "The Adventure Continues: Solutioning Conflict, Parents, and Meetings," takes solutioning into conflict mediation, parent-teacher communications, staffings, and meetings. Reproducible masters accompany each chapter with language lessons, practice scenarios, conversation helpsheets, and student worksheets. Comparison charts illustrate differences between a problem focus and the solutioning focus. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Problem Solving, Student Participation, Students, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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