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SENIA Toolkit: Executive Functioning Articles

Share Executive Functioning articles with your colleagues. The more people who know the importance of teaching Executive Functioning skills, the better!

What Are Executive Function Skills, and What Can You Do to Help Students Develop Them? | Edutopia

The skills that make up executive function are better predictors of success than test scores, IQ, or socioeconomic status.

How ADHD and Executive Functioning Issues Are Related | Executive Function

How are ADHD and executive functioning issues related? Are they the same thing? Learn why kids with ADHD often struggle with executive functions like working memory and flexible thinking.

Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes - Educational Leadership

October 2012 | Volume 70 | Number 2

        Students Who Challenge Us

    Pages 36-38
Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills : NPR

Elaborate toys, busy schedules and the demise of recess have left children with fewer opportunities for imaginative play — and it shows. Researchers say changing the way children play has changed their emotional and cognitive development.

This study shows the importance of teaching students to take notes by hand vs. using the computer.

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids' Ability to Learn | MindShift | KQED News

Training teachers how identify executive functioning issues in kids is helping to create opportunities for teaching kids skills that lead to better lives.

8 Fun Games That Can Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

These board games are so fun, your child may not even notice that they're helping her develop her executive functioning skills—until you point it out.

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: 6 Ways to Help Your Middle-Schooler

Learn about executive functioning issues in middle schoolers. Find out how to help kids grades 6 to 8 with executive function skills like working memory.

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: 6 Ways to Help Your Child After High School

How can you help your child manage executive function difficulties after high school? Get 6 tips to help young adults find a job, get organized, and more.

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: 6 Ways to Help Your High-Schooler

Learn about executive functioning issues in high schoolers. Browse articles on executive functioning issues and organization problems on Understood.org.

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: 6 Ways to Help Your Grade-Schooler

Executive functioning issues can create new learning difficulties in grade school. See examples of executive functioning challenges and ways to help.

"Get Ready, Do, Done" Model: Support Executive Functioning for Autistic Students | Stairway to STEM

Get Ready, Do, Done. Model that supports executive function for autistic students and students who have autism. Self-advocacy & time management for college.

Laziness Does Not Exist - Human Parts

I've been a psychology professor since 2012. I've witnessed students of all ages procrastinate on papers, skip presentation days, and miss assignments. None of them were lazy. Ever.

The Science of Smart: A Surprising Way To Improve Executive Function | NOVA | PBS

The offical website for NOVA. NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly.

Looking at Executive Function

Executive function (EF)is the set of mental processes that help us plan, organize, strategize, pay attention to details, and manage time. Rick Wormeli shares how these skills benefit students and how teachers can promote EF success for students.