The Five Whys Strategy That Gets You to the Root of the Problem!

The Five Whys Strategy That Gets You to the Root of the Problem!

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How many times have you and I asked a question….gotten an answer and then started coming up with strategies to solve the problem that we think we understand???

More than I can count, I am sure.   There’s power in asking questions, but there is more power in asking the right questions!!! 

“If you don’t ask the right questions, you don’t get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems.”

  • Edward Hodnett

There are times when those of us in education can really benefit from concepts regularly practiced in other disciplines like business and science. The strategy of asking why five times is one of those times.

Take a look at this week’s video and start thinking how you can apply this concept in your everyday situations.

This is about getting to the REAL reasons for behavior. Take a little more time, get the correct information and you will be a much better problem solver!

Just think how this could apply to teaching social skills to our students or just teaching our students to use this strategy whenever there is a problem that information in necessary!

Teach the five whys, apply the five whys, then let me know how it works for you and your students/staff!!!

You gotta hear this……

I just returned from one of the most amazing presentations I have ever been to!!!!!!

Dr. Ross Greene presented to nearly 360 people in this area and if you ever have a chance to hear him speak….DON’T MISS IT!

Although I’ve read his book, Lost at School, which is responsible for a significant shift in the way I view behavior, to hear this gentleman speak is mind blowing, life altering, philosophy shifting, and inspirational.

Can I just say, I wanna be like Ross!!:-) He is my new hero in behavior.

Today’s video was done before I went to hear Dr. Greene, but it fits in with what the research is telling us….asking good questions, multiple questions is one of the key elements in helping our students get their voices heard to get to the heart of why a behavior is occurring .   

I’m not gonna lie……when Dr. Greene said “behavior communicates” I wanted to jump out of my seat and yell Yeeeeaaaaahhhh!!!! 🙂

By the way, I believe that the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) is planning on bringing Dr. Greene back next year. If you are anywhere near the Midwest here in the states, you will want to attend…I promise you, it will change your life and blow your mind.

You take care and I’ll see you next time!

Carla

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