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Flexible Thinking

At a Glance

  • Flexible thinking allows kids to switch gears and look at things differently.
  • Flexible thinking requires the ability to “unlearn” old ways of doing things.
  • Flexible thinking plays a key role in all types of learning.

Imagine you’re driving somewhere, and discover that a street you were planning to turn onto is blocked off for construction. Your initial plan for reaching your destination obviously isn’t going to work. So you instantly come up with a new way to get there.

That’s what flexible thinking is about—being able to quickly switch gears and find new approaches to solve problems.

Your child may struggle with flexible thinking, which plays an important role in how kids learn and adapt to new information in many areas.

 

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Mr. Mizrahi's Academic Coaching was founded on the belief that every student has the ability to learn. Academic coaching is a service that enables students to set goals and achieve them. Students from middle school through college, gain increased awareness of what it takes to achieve academic success. At the beginning of our journey, we focus on assessment of learning style and discovery of personal strengths. Throughout the coaching process, clients work on their executive functions skills to improve their chances of academic success. Over the past years, Benjamin Mizrahi has helped students improve their study habits, comprehension, and test-taking skills. As a result, these students have earned better test scores and grades, and grown in self-esteem and confidence. We love celebrating those victories with our students.

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