Everyday executive function strategies to engage and motivate YOUR students
Without a good foundation in executive function skills, many interventions will not be helpful for students experiencing academic and social-emotional challenges. However, explicitly taught metacognitive strategies provide students with the tools to engage and benefit from classroom instruction through the use of an executive function skillset.
With an impressive collection of 75 grade-appropriate executive function strategies, this practical guide addresses student needs in areas such as planning, working memory, time management, inhibitory behavior, cognitive flexibility, and self-regulation. Inside, you’ll find the metacognitive strategies shown most effective in facilitating students’ readiness and success in learning, plus
- Suggestions for incorporating executive function skills into your daily lesson planning and teaching routine without detracting from instructional time
- A step-by-step manual for explicitly teaching metacognitive skills
- Grade-level appropriate strategies grouped according to elementary, middle, and high school levels
- Guidance for adapting strategies to meet a wide range of individual student needs
Designed to be applicable to and usable by many educators, from teachers and school psychologists to administrators and school counselors, this toolbox of strategies will help you improve student engagement, self-regulation, behavior, and learning.
In this excerpt from Everyday Executive Function Strategies, the authors clearly define Executive Function and share how you can identify good executive function skills and work together with your students to grow upon their strengths.