Flexible Thinking Activities for Teens: Perspectives, Compromises, and Changes

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7th - 12th
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Flexible thinking is an important executive functioning skill that directly affects a person's ability to get along with others, be an effective team member, solve problems, and try new things. This resource helps teens become flexible thinkers. There are several different activities included to help students understand and practice taking different perspectives, making compromises, dealing with change, and thinking of new ways to do things. This resource includes introduction stories, worksheets, activities, and 54 task cards to practice being a flexible thinker in real-life scenarios.

The following materials are included in this resource:

1. What is Flexible Thinking?
This story introduces students to flexible thinking.

2. What is Perspective?
This story introduces students to what perspective is, and how someone else might think differently about something than they do.

3. Thinking Differently Worksheet

This activity will help your student learn to understand something from someone else’s point of view.

4. Changing the Way you Look at It Worksheet
This activity will help us see that there can be many ways to look at the same thing.

5. Understanding Perspective Task Cards (18 cards)

These task cards will help your student understand two people’s different perspectives. Read each story and determine what each character might be thinking.

6. Learning How to Compromise
This story introduces students to what a compromise is, and why it’s important.

7. Compromising Task Cards (18 cards)
These task cards will help your student practice making compromises. Read each story and determine how the characters could make a compromise. There is more than one solution to each story.

8. Dealing with Change

This story introduces students to what change is, and how we can use flexible thinking to deal with change.

9. Dealing with Change…Trying Things a New Way Task Cards (18 cards)

Read the story and help the character overcome their problem by using flexible thinking to deal with change and find a new way for doing something.

10. Change Can Be Fun Activity

This activity shows that change can be a fun thing. Practice changing the rules to a common game.

11. Let’s Review…Flexible Thinking Worksheet

12. Let’s Reflect…Flexible Thinking Worksheet

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