With his very haphazard Photoshop skills Kyle introduces the concept of Flexibility by looking at some common situations we find ourselves in.
RUNTIME: 4min 56sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Mashy GFX Flexibility
Have you ever been in a situation when something unexpected happens? You’ve made plans, and then something happens that changes those plans. Share about that situation; what were the plans, what happened to make them change, what happened as a result of the change or interruption and how did it make you feel?
Plans can be interrupted unexpectedly for all sorts of reasons, come up with some unexpected interruptions for these scenarios: a wedding, cruising on a long board, listening to a favourite song, eating your favourite food, a school assembly.
Explain what being flexible means to you.
The opposite of being flexible is being rigid. Why is it better to be flexible rather than rigid? Explain this.
Do you think you are a flexible person or a rigid person? Describe the ways you are either flexible or rigid. Be kind to each other with this prompt and keep in mind that it’s OK to be rigid right now because we are all learning and growing.
Lyds shares a very useful catch phrase that reminds us about the importance of Flexibility.
RUNTIME: 4min 12sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Catch Phrase Flexibility
How do you feel when something unexpected pops up in your life? When change happens do you roll with it OR do you get annoyed or overwhelmed?
Lydia tells us that to be flexible it helps to accept there are going to be circumstances out of our control. What are some things that are out of your control?
Practice the catchphrase and the actions: Be flexible with the unexpected.
In te reo we say, Mana tu, Mana toa. This is the beginning of a proverb that tells us to “stand strong, stand as a warrior, (ready for all circumstances including unexpected battles)”. Explain how standing strong like a warrior could have anything to do with being flexible.
Inside Stu's head there are a lot of practical examples that can help us to be Flexible.
RUNTIME: 3min 16sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Brain Thoughts Flexibility
Are you flexible? Are you able to manage the way you react when something happens that you are not prepared for? Describe what sorts of things you do when unexpected things happen.
Describe a time your plans were unexpectedly interrupted and how you reacted. Was your reaction flexible or rigid?
Describe what being flexible in these scenarios might look like: Your hockey game gets rained out; You’re just about to leave for your friend’s birthday party but you vomit right before you’re about to leave home and now you can’t go; You had made plans to hang out with a friend after school but then they remember they already had other plans.
Explain in your own words how being flexible is helpful and why it’s better for us to be flexible.