The skills that make up executive function are better predictors of success than test scores, IQ, or socioeconomic status.
Best Practice: Grow Executive Function
Liberman, B. (2019, March 22). How Learning Works: 10 Research-Based Insights. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
Digital Promise and the Institute for Applied Neuroscience, led by Dr. Melina Uncapher, teamed up to synthesize findings from the growing field of learning sciences
Using a metacognitive exercise helps students know what they should and shouldn’t study.
Gentry, J. R., Ph.D. (2018, May 16). Bridging the Gap Between Science and Poor Reading in America. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
Paying more attention to science can increase reading scores in America.
Wexler, N. (2019, August 06). Three Reasons Classroom Practice Conflicts With Evidence On How Kids Learn. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
Intellectual, Behavioral, and Emotional reasons conflict with how children learn. This makes teaching more difficult. The change in how and what is taught is needed
Activities Guide: Enhancing & Practicing Executive Function Skills. (n.d.). Retrieved August 3, 2019.
Executive Function skills are skills that require practice to develop to their full potential. Since we are not born with these skills, this article provides
Using strategies such as discussion, songs, connections, and illustrations can improve comprehension and learning. Applying and reflecting afterwards can help guide future progress.
Healy, M., & Los Angeles Times. (2019, July 10). Doctor’s orders: Let children just play. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
According to doctors, playing may be the best thing to increase your child’s creativity, critical thinking, and resilience. Children spend up to two hours on
Responding to children appropriately using serve and return techniques are important for strengthening neural connections that support communication and social development.
Strengthening childrens brain doesn’t have to require extra resources or expense. Brain building can occur through everyday activities. You can turn these regular everyday moments