I have returned from my vacation and see that you have exceeded my expectations! I am sure you learned a lot during this time about how to solve problems. Please remember, you can use what you have learned to help you solve your problems too! I know you have taught the elementary students well. I have heard that they have used your suggestions and are now expert problem solvers.
Next week, I will be conducting interviews for an assistant and think you will be a great one! However, you need to prepare for the interview. In order to help you prepare, I have included a list of resources for you to look at over the next week.
Thank you for taking care of everything while I was on vacation.
Professor Blem S. Olving
http://www.athealth.com/Consumer/disorders/problemsolving.html 5 steps to solving problems
http://blogs.briantracy.com/public/blog/154428 Brian Tracy’s Blog
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/PPT/ColorProbSolvBoy.ppt#1044,1,Slide 1 4 steps—very elementary
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/practical-ideas.html#teachingskills several elementary methods----pictures to accompany steps
http://web4health.info/gr/psy-problem-solving.htm Lists out seven steps with questions to prompt you.