Tag Archives: problem solving

determination.

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that moment when you understand

that a little thing like a snowstorm 

won’t stop you from getting where you need to go.

 

 

“determination gives you the resolve to keep going

in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”

-denis waitley

collective.

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part of the lake house crew of friends

worked together

to create a solution

involving the installation of a new dock

with

2 sets of waders

4 people with different ideas

8 hands

myriad tools

and

in the end

success.

 

 

 

 “the shape and solutions of the future

rely totally on the collective effort of people working together.

we are all an integral part of the web of life.”

jacque fresco, – Life Future People Together

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

solved.

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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

cups runneth over.

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lots of cups and lots of ideas

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“building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.

we should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking,

but all in harmony together.”

-alvar aalto

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.