Best Practice: 14 - Grow Executive Function

Executive function is centered in the prefrontal cortex and involves cognitive strategies that include analyzing, problem solving, activating for work, prioritizing, assessing risk, and delaying gratification. This area of the brain does not fully mature until early adulthood, therefore P-12 educators create learning environments that support the growth of executive function and avoid punishing students who exhibit less mature skills.

Moving Minds

BrainPrimers™ are physical activity decks designed to engage students’ attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, self-regulation, and social interaction through fun physical movements. These mindful, beat-based activities were developed by Dr.

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