Theme: Problem Solving – Building the skills to reach the dreams you have…don’t just give up!
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; they are where they should be. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
Associated eLearn Module: Problem Solving
For students, this time of year represents a lot of stress and a relentless barrage of assignments, tests and various other obligations piling up all at once. Often this leads to feeling like wanting to quit just to stop feeling so overwhelmed. Before you make, possibly a colossal, mistake like withdrawing or just stop showing up to your classes, take a moment to try another approach. Here is the perspective….you have until March 16th to withdraw from a course or your whole program without penalty to your grades. So whether you withdraw today or wait until March 16th you will still have a “W” (withdraw) grade. So…..what I am saying is give it a go and try to problem solve your way to success this semester. Even if your plan doesn’t work out, you still can withdraw March 16th, but at least you will have the knowledge that you CAN get it together and at least try and work through a success plan for yourself. You have nothing to lose!
Step #1: Explore the Challenge That You Have
Step#2: Generate Ideas
Step #3: Prepare for Action
Make a Plan, Use Your Resources, Get Moving…Find out what you are capable of!!! Put the foundation under your castle.
Today…take the Problem Solving Questionnaire from the eLearn Module under the same name. I have linked a copy to make it that much easier!! This will help you to assess how well you are doing. Use the tips in the Problem Solving eLearn module to help add some skills to your life as a student.
Remember to sign up for the eLearn modules by clicking on the SELF REGISTRATION link on your eLearn home page. I have more hints, tips and tricks that can help you stretch and grow in the area of Problem Solving. Come on! Join me in this “become the best version of “you” journey!
Heather Drummond, M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology)
Success Coach @ Mohawk College