DMPS Problem Solving Core Counseling
Grade

Objective

ASCA Standards

Materials & Resources

Identify situations in which problemsolving is required
Identify size of the problem (i.e. kid sized vs adult sized) and determine when adult help is needed Identify multiple strategies to solve a problem 
C:A1.5
A:A2.3: PS:B1.5 PS:B1.3 
Building Resiliency Problem Solving Activity 1 p. 83
Big vs Small Problem Sort  DMPS Lesson Plan Kidsized vs Adultsized Card Sort "Big Deals and Little Deals: And What to Do When They Happen to You!" by Kim Edmister Building Resiliency p. 8687, 93 Safe and Caring Schools Grades PreKK p. 119128 THE PROBLEM SOLVING MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements:
1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? 
Compare different choices for solving a variety of problems

C:A1.5

"Trouble in the Barker's Class" by Tomie dePaola  DMPS Lesson Plan
Building Resiliency Problem Solving Activity 2 pg. 9293, Safe and Caring Schools Grades 12 pg. 5253 THE MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements: 1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? 
Practice applying the steps of the decisionmaking model to a variety of situations
Identify multiple solutions/options to a variety of situationsw) 
C:A1.5

Building Resiliency Activity 2 pg. 8990
"Andrew's Angry Words" by Dorthea Lachner  DMPS Lesson Plan Safe and Caring Schools Grades 12 p. 149168 THE MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements: 1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? 
Apply the steps of a problemsolving model to a variety of situations
Predict the consequences of identified solutions/options 
PS:B1.1
PS:B1.2 
Building Resiliency Activity 1 p. 83, choice cards p. 8588
THE MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements: 1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? Simon's Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett  DMPS Lesson Plan Safe and Caring Schools Gr 35  The Power to Choose p. 156175 
Independently apply the steps of a problemsolving model to a variety of situations
Understand the the consequences of decisions and choices Begin to evaluate the effectiveness of a chosen solution and understand how mistakes help us learn 
PS:B1.1
A:B2.5 PS:B1.2 PS:B1.2 A:A1.4 
Building Resiliency Activity 3 p. 94109
"Trouble Talk" by Tracy Ludwig  Colorado Lesson Plan Building Resiliency Activity 4 p.110114 "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes  DMPS Lesson Plan THE MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements: 1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? 
Analyze/reflect on one's ability to apply the problemsolving process in a variety of situations and revise choices/decisions as appropriate; understand how mistakes help us learn

PS:B1.2
PS:B1.4 A:A1.4 
Safe and Caring Schools Gr 35  p 160 & 170, Choices and Consequences Cards
"If You Had To Choose, What Would You Do?" by Sandra McLeod Humphrey THE MODEL EACH BUILDING CHOOSES MUST ADDRESS: Problem Solving Model Common Elements: 1. identify the problem, 2. options/choices, 3. pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages, 4. solution, 5. how well is it working? 