Implementation Online Resources:
“What Next? “ By Christy Sheffield This is a children's book with full-page color illustrations. The story takes readers to a different time and place and introduces them to an enjoyable set of high school classmates who are persistent in handling the challenges that come their way. Their problem-solving tactics include identifying the specific details of their problem, making use of the resources at hand, keeping the unexpected from derailing their efforts, using teamwork, preparing in advance for unexpected difficulties, and asking “What next?” when they encounter difficulties. Everyone faces circumstances that can be characterized as problems, but not everyone consistently arrives at effective and satisfying solutions to difficult life situations. Children need to understand that it is within their capability to develop the appropriate steps to take in order to arrive at satisfactory outcomes when they encounter problems. Problem-solving skills will serve them well as students and will eventually make them valuable employees and competent members of society.
- The Crow and the Pitcher fable lesson plan C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Literature Lesson Select level: Elem MS/HS
- Crow and the Pitcher Poster
- Goal Quote Posters -
- Life Principles: Perseverance Problem-solving Curiosity (Links to multiple instructional resources)
- Perseverance Literature Lessons (printable or multi-media)
- Curiosity Literature Lessons (printable or multi-media)
- Problem-solving Literature Lessons (printable or multi-media)
Eight Expectations: Resources include printable posters of Expectation, a printable quote, and sections for literature, vocabulary, music and videos, an introductory activity, a cooperative structure, sign language, self-reflection, celebrations, and a brain break. Each allows for selection of appropriate grade level material: Elementary, Middle, and High School.