SEL Tip: The Three Questions: What? Why? How?

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When a student comes across an obstacle, resist the temptation fix the issue for them. Instead, ask open-ended questions to help them find a solution. One questioning technique is to ask What-Why-How to guide the student towards a problem-solving strategy.

  • What‘s the problem you are facing?
  • Why do you think that’s happening?
  • How might you fix that?