Superflex and the Thinkables! (poster)
Tell us something good!
- Ages: 7-10+
- Format: Poster
- ISBN: 9781936943265
- Published: 2015
Thinkables have been seen all over Social Town now that children are learning to use self-regulation and flexible-thinking strategies! (New to Superflex? See what it’s all about in this short article.) Kids can call on their Superflex and Thinkable powers anytime, anyplace, to defeat Unthinkables, coach them along the expected social route, and avoid unexpected behavior. Once children are using the Superflex…A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum, hang this poster in your classroom, clinic, or home to remind kids of the strategies they’ve learned and to help you strengthen teachable moments.
This poster depicts the cast of 14 Thinkables, their names, and the Unthinkable each character helps to defeat. Pair it with our Unthinkables Poster to further the learning, or buy both and save! When you compare the two posters, you’ll see that each Unthinkable and corresponding Thinkable are placed in the same location on each poster. Due to popular request, this poster is now smaller. Dimensions: 18" width x 24" length. Want to teach the Thinkable strategies? You’ll find them in Superflex Superdecks and in the back of Unthinkable and Thinkable storybooks.
A diverse group of kids as Superflex joins the cast on each poster—reinforcing that Superflex lives inside each child. Drive this concept home with our free Superflex is Me handout!
This series is all about ensuring fidelity when using two of our key teaching materials, the award-winning You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. The purpose of You Are a Social Detective! is to foster social pragmatic understanding using Social Thinking Vocabulary as kids learn to be social observers, or “social detectives.” The purpose of the Superflex curriculum (featuring our superhero, Superflex) is to help students develop their social thinking to improve self-awareness, self-monitoring and, ultimately, self-regulation. Though presented in a kid-friendly format, the teaching behind the playfulness has a scope and sequence that require time and thought on the part of the professional.
We will also share tips on how to adapt these teaching materials for early learners as well as for tweens and teens who have outgrown the cartoon hero teaching approach. Additionally, we’ll explore how all this information dovetails with educational standards, social-emotional learning, Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Why We Created This Series:
We created this series because we realized some professionals were not recognizing the depth, complexity, and developmental appropriateness embedded in some of our teaching materials, particularly Social Detective and Superflex. The result was that some students were becoming more dysregulated rather than learning self-regulation!
Each module in this series encourages awareness of a student’s developmental level while sharing best teaching practices for You Are a Social Detective!, Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum, and other related Social Thinking products. We describe how to teach these materials and elements of the broader Social Thinking Methodology with fidelity based on common questions we receive and our observations of where more clarity is needed.
Content Disclosure: This series does not teach about any other methodologies or programs aside from the Social Thinking Methodology.
*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social thinking, skills, and competencies.
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 8-11
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
People frequently ask how our products can be used together for a specific age group to teach and motivate kids to improve their social competencies in a fun and engaging manner. In Social Thinking’s first ever webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner will discuss the products Social Thinking has created for students ages 8-11 as well as share teaching tips and strategies related to the use of the following materials: You are a Social Detective!, the Superflex™ Curriculum, Social Thinking and Me, and the game Should I or Shouldn’t I?