This If It’s to Be, It’s Up to Me lesson plan also includes:
Here's a clever switch on the tale of Pandora's Box. Rather than lifting the lid and having problems escape, class members write a problem on a strip of paper and place it in Pandora's Problem Box. A student then pulls a problem from the box and the class brainstorms and applies problem-solving techniques as they share possible solutions.
- Display posters of the Steps to Effective Problem solving and Steps to Effective Decision Making in the classroom
- The lesson is designed to be conducted by the school counseling staff
- Presumes class members are familiar with the myth of Pandora's Box; if not, review the tale so that learners will understand the allusion on the decorated shoe box
- The Pandora's Box strategy permits class members to submit question anonymously and hear suggestions for possible solutions
- Includes two scenarios that teachers can use as a follow-up