Supporting Executive Function Skills
In this website you will about executive function skills and how they are important in children's lives. This website also includes helpful resources.
Executive Function Skills
Executive Function skills are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior. There are eight components to theses skills; Emotional Control, Flexible Thinking, Working Memory, Self - Monitoring, Planning and Prioritizing, Task Initiation, and Organization. Throughout this toolkit, you will encounter countless resources for supporting these skills in and outside the classroom.
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Dr. Lynn Meltzer
"Executive function strategies help students to go beyond the content that is being taught, so that learning is process-based rather than only outcome-based."
Developing Executive Function With Priority Lists
What is this video about?
This video is part of Edutopia's How Learning Happens series. This video shows ways that help adolescence grow in their executive function skills. Along with going gin to depth about executive function and the elements that are involved in it.
Executive Function Skills
What are executive function skills?
“Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully”
What Were You Thinking
By: Bryan Smith; Illustrated by: Gina Griffin
This book is all about how kids do lots of things before thinking about the outcome. They will learn self control and how to reduce those disruptive behaviors!
The Bad Seed
By: Jory John; Illustrated by: Pete Oswald
This book is all about how a “bad seed” can learn how to accept themselves and learn to just be who you are even if you think acting out is the way to go!
Podcasts for Executive Function Skills
The Executive Function Podcast: Making therapy feel like PLAY! Playapy!
8 Executive Functions
There are 8 executive functions that we look for in students. Self-Control, Self-Monitoring, Emotional Control, Flexibility, Task Initiantion, Organization, Working Memory, and Planning and Time management.
Executive function: Skills for Life
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Websites to Support Executive Function Skills
This website gives you an overview as to what Executive Function Skills are, activities to help support these skills, and signs to look for in your child or student
Using this website, teachers can find activities and lessons that help foster executive function skills in the classroom! It shows that executive function skills can be fun!
Child Mind Institute
This website tells you what executive function skills are, strategies for kids who struggle with executive function skills, and how parents can help children who are struggling feel motivated.