Collaborative Problem Solving
Here’s How SECA Solves Problems
Collaborative Problem Solving: Plan B Conversations
A Plan B conversation is a tool used to establish a positive relationship between students and staff, where the student’s voice and concerns are heard!
Plan B Conversation
1) Gathering Information Step
- Student tells adult why problem is happening.
2) Define the Problem Step
“HERE’S THE THING. . . . . . . . . . “ or “HERE’S THE DEAL”.
- The adult shares their concern about how the problem is
affecting the student and others in the classroom.
3) Invitation Step
“I WONDER IF THERE’S A WAY . . . . . . . .”
- Student concern + adult concern = new solution
Once the solution is identified the student and the adult must agree that the solution is doable and durable.
4) Final Step
Agreed upon solution is tried.