. . .just because a certain strategy works best for ME, that doesn't mean it works best for my firsties. Exploration, practice, encouragement, and opportunity with all strategies is what will allow my little darlings to find THEIR best strategy for solving problems.
Yes, I must introduce and practice ALL available strategies for a given set of problems, but. . .
Just because I'm the teacher, doesn't mean my way is BEST.
Let go a little.
Relax the reins.
Let those brainiacs use their brains.
They'll love you for it.
And life will be a whole lot easier.
Now, have a great week!