EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PART 3: PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES TO HELP STUDENTS MOVE FORWARD

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PART 3: PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES TO HELP STUDENTS MOVE FORWARD

In my previous blog about Executive Functioning Skills (EF), I described several strategies suggested by experts. Here I will present some of the approaches I’ve used in my classroom and with students I tutor, which can easily be implemented by parents, teachers, or tutors. These strategies have helped my students demonstrate impulse control, calm their emotions, and persevere through tasks.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PART 2: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER WITH EXPERT STRATEGIES

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION PART 2: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER WITH EXPERT STRATEGIES

Planning, beginning, persevering with, and completing tasks require a set of skills known as Executive Functioning (EF) Skills. These include thinking before we act, accessing working memory, controlling emotions, sustaining attention, task initiation, and planning and prioritizing steps in a task.