How To Teach Executive Functions In Any Classroom
HOW TO TEACH EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS IN ANY CLASSROOM
A course by Mitch Weathers, Founder and CEO of Organized Binder
ABOUT THE COURSE
Executive Functioning Skills (EFs) are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. EFs are the bedrock for academic success When students gain proficiency with particular EFs they are more likely to experience success and engage in their learning with agency and dexterity. As students progress through their K-12 experience schoolwork gets harder and more complex, yet students are asked to be more independent in their learning. Young people with weak or lacking EFs, or those who struggle with executive dysfunction, tend to fall further and further behind. This course will focus on the following suite of EFs that research has shown to have a positive impact on students and their academic success: Working Memory, Planning and Time Management, Organization, Goal Setting, Accountability, and Self-Regulation. Lessons in this course will discuss how to teach these skills. Some EFs will be addressed across multiple lessons.