The skills that make up executive function are better predictors of success than test scores, IQ, or socioeconomic status.
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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
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Researchers appear divided over the effect of screen time and social media on teens’ — particularly girls’ — mental health. In this report, three researchers
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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