Tag Archives: problem solving

see if it works.

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one of my former students

who i now work with after school

created this travel brochure

complete with her plan for ‘how to get there’

using an innovative method i hadn’t considered

but it makes perfect sense from her perspective.

 

“we learn by taking action and seeing whether it works or not.”

-patrick lencioni

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rough road.

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the kinders begin the process of digging out their cars

and clearing the road after the storm.

 

“it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”

-lucius annaeus seneca

solved.

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update

for those who wondered

right along with me

how i would solve 

this puzzle

when the symmetrical framing

was 

quite possibly built upside down

on a table too small to turn the puzzle

i opted

not to 

turn the table or tear down the walls or the house

instead

i accepted 

the opportunity

of  the additional challenge

offered up

and just built it upside down.

solved.

 

“creating something is all about problem-solving.”

-philip seymour hoffman

magnets.

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after much trial and error and an ‘aha’ moment,

the kinders figured out what magnets do and found a place to put them.

“a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”

~ever garrison

go together.

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team problem solving

4 grandies and 1 wagon

lots of sizes

lots of weight

lots of ages

lots of ideas

lots of feelings

1 bent axle

1 road at the end

how to get it back up the driveway

who wants to pull

who wants to push

who wants to ride

who wants to walk

how can we do it so no one cries?

“if you want to go quickly, go alone.

if you want to go far, go together.”

~african proverb.