No, not the bendy kind of flexible – I mean, the kind of flexible when you consider other people’s perspectives, when you’re open to new ideas, and when you’re willing to consider many options for solving a problem. When you’re facing complex problems and feeling frustrated, confused, tired, or stressed, the habit of Thinking Flexibly is one capability that might help you consider other options, look at your problem differently, and ultimately figure out next best steps. In a sense, thinking flexibly might give you a new lens to see the problem with.
To learn more about Habits of Mind and to access additional resources please visit The Institute for Habits of Mind.
To learn more about Adaptive Schools Seminars and to access strategies and tools mentioned in the video please visit Thinking Collaborative.