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.
Download the lesson/session outline.
Activities have been designed to be standalone or run in a sequence for a 40 minute lesson/session. Templates are linked below for completing the activities.
- Buzz activity: Paper plane opinions! (10 minutes)
- What do you think? What do I think? (Plan B worksheet) (20 minutes)
- Exploring ReachOut.com (10 minutes)
- 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?