If It’s to Be, It’s Up to Me

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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.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Display posters of the Steps to Effective Problem solving and Steps to Effective Decision Making in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • None