Flexible and Accurate Thinking

To be resilient requires flexible and accurate thinking, seeing different perspectives. Someone who is resilient can come up with a variety of reasons for being successful in something. Flexible and accurate thinking allows multiple solutions to a problem, having Plan B and C is vital to resilience.

This will help young people understand:

  • Flexible thinking requires an ability to listen to other peoples opinions
  • Having multiple solutions to a problem relieves pressure in tough times
  • Having a Plan B is a core component in flexible and accurate thinking
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Lesson/Session Outline

Lesson/Session Outline (Flexible & accurate thinking)

Activities have been designed to be stand alone or run in a sequence for a 40 min lesson/session. Templates are linked below for completing the activities.

Activities include:

  1. Buzz Activity: Paper plane opinions! (10 mins)
  2. What do you think? What do I think? (Plan B Worksheet) (20 mins)
  3. Exploring ReachOut.com (10 mins)

What is Self Awareness?

All about making decisions


Classroom Tips

  • Remind students of classroom group agreement / norms (creating a safe and supportive environment)
  • Display to your class an outline (dot points) of what your lesson will be about. Identify sections where you may need Plan B-share with your class. 
  • Ask students to think of a short term goal, what is there Plan B? Do they have a Plan C?


Next Steps

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