Ever find yourself using the precious time you have…admiring the problem and never getting to a solution?
Find yourself facing the same problems over and over?
Check out the strategy below, developed by Dr. Julie Causton of Inclusive Schooling, to solve any problem in 5 minutes!
STEPS
 Describe the problem in 1 minute
 Write a solvable question (e.g., “How might we/I”, “How can we/I”, “In what ways might we/I”) in 1 minute
 Brainstorm at least 20 solutions to answer the question in 2 minutes
 Select a first step in 55 seconds
 Celebrate in 5 seconds
 Repeat as needed
Download the steps here.
Watch this video where Julie and I demonstrate how to turn a problem into a possibility in just 5 minutes!
Want more strategies for turning problems into possibilities?
Check out the other tips in this series!

 Part 1 (this post) – Solve Any Problem in 5 Minutes
 Part 2 – Ask Generative Questions
 Part 3 – The Problem with ProblemSolving
 Part 4 – Turning Problems into Possibilities by Reframing