STAR Deputies, Unite!

STAR deputies unite! Scholars gather in small groups to solve problems using the STAR method. Pupils read a card that describes a situation that requires problem-solving. They role-play the scenario in front of their peers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Display deputy stars on the classroom door to showcase your group of problem solvers
  • Praise and offer an award for those that practice the problem-solving strategy 
  • Revisit the lesson after long breaks or when you sense learners need a reminder of the process
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the final lesson of two that boosts responsible decision-making and social awareness
  • A counselor or teacher can conduct the lesson
  • Requires copies
Pros
  • Engages participants through a dramatic representation
  • The STAR method benefits many inside and outside of school
  • Provides practice with listening and speaking skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core