Executive Function in the Classroom

A practical guide for K-12 teachers to enhancing executive function skills for all students, with and without learning disabilities.

Author: Christopher Kaufman

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570946

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 169

Help K-12 teachers understand and enhance students' executive function skills-the key to long-term school and social success. This practical how-to guide is packed with ready-to-use forms and strategies that improve outcomes across subject areas.

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum.

Author: Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236180

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 978

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. More than a dozen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. See also Meltzer's edited volume, Executive Function in Education, Second Edition, which presents state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of EF in learning across the content areas.

The Executive Functions Toolkit for Classroom Teachers

The Executive Functions Toolkit for Classroom Teachers is an informative, easy-to-use handbook for teachers who are interested in helping their students to become self-regulating, managing themselves and their own lives successfully by ...

Author: Janet Stowell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780473438661

Category: Executive ability in children

Page: 144

View: 382

"This toolkit aims to help teachers to support their students to develop and strengthen their executive functions. When students learn what executive functions are and how they help us, they become more aware of their own strengths and weaknesses"--Page vii.



Executive Function in Education Second Edition

This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and ...

Author: Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534554

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 153

This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK?12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas--reading, writing, and math--are reviewed. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. ÿ

Executive Function

This guide provides practical strategies for helping students strengthen EF skills, as well as key supports and accommodations that are so important for students with EF impairment (those with AD/HD).

Author: Sandra Rief

Publisher: Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609483

Category: Executive ability in children

Page: 4

View: 420

All teachers have some students who are intelligent and capable, but have weaknesses in "executive function" (EF) skills which impact their performance in the classroom and cause a number of difficulties. In recent years, the role of the brain¿s "executive functions" on school success has gained a great deal of attention because these functions are the central control processes that enable students to perform goal-directed behavior.Chronic lateness and missing deadlines, forgetting to turn in assignments, poor organization and time management, difficulty getting started on and completing tasks significantly affects success in and out of school. This guide provides practical strategies for helping students strengthen EF skills, as well as key supports and accommodations that are so important for students with EF impairment (those with AD/HD). Strategies are designed to address the key components of EF, such as:working memory prioritizing metacognition planning and organizing activation/task initiationThis reference is a valuable tool for all teachers who want to foster development of EF skills and provide specific interventions to help those who struggle.

Executive Function in Education First Edition

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Author: Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236504

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 591

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.

Executive Function Professional Development

Conceptually the researcher framed the literature review around three topics: research on executive functions, adult learning theory, and teacher professional development.

Author: Danielle Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Educational leadership

Page: 218

View: 203

This study explored to what extent teacher professional development on executive functions, a student's cognitive ability to regulate academic behavior (Dawson & Guare, 2010), is meeting the needs of teachers as adult learners. Primary and elementary school teachers are continually engaged in professional development to refine and advance their craft. The purpose of this instrumental case study was to explore the extent to which a school district's professional development on executive functions is providing teachers with the knowledge they need to support students' growth of execution functions and meeting the teachers' needs as an adult learner. The researcher investigated the design of an existing executive function professional development curriculum and reviewed teacher perception of the impact of the training on their understanding and practice. The study was guided by the following research questions: 1. How do teachers in a rural K-12 school district located in the northeastern United States perceive the impact of the existing curriculum on their understanding of executive functions and their classroom practices? 2. To what extent does the existing curriculum reflect current research in executive functions and brain development? 3. To what extent does the existing curriculum utilize elements of effective teacher professional development and adult learning? Conceptually the researcher framed the literature review around three topics: research on executive functions, adult learning theory, and teacher professional development. The researcher obtained the existing executive function curriculum used by the school district and conducted a review. Primary and elementary school teachers from the selected district were asked to participate in a Qualtrics survey to collect qualitative data about the perceived impact of the curriculum on their understanding of executive functions and their classroom practices. Based upon the data collected, analyzed, and interpreted, recommendations were made regarding the use of the existing executive function professional development curriculum to enhance skill development in students.


Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom

I highly recommend this book." —Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, coauthor, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life "This book is filled with practical, field-tested strategies that teachers can use to foster these critical skills.

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420896

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 363

A guide for helping students with weak Executive Function skillsto learn efficiently and effectively Students with weak Executive Function skills need strong supportand specific strategies to help them learn in an efficient manner,demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school.This book shows teachers how to do exactly that, while alsomanaging the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs. Fromthe author of the bestselling parenting book Late, Lost, andUnprepared, comes a compilation of the most practical tools andstrategies, designed to be equally useful for children with EFproblems as well as all other students in the general educationclassroom. Rooted in solid research and classroom-tested experience, thebook is organized to help teachers negotiate the very fluidchallenges they face every day; educators will find strategies thatimprove their classroom "flow" and reduce the stress of strugglingto teach students with EF weaknesses. Includes proven strategies for teachers who must address theneeds of students with Executive Function deficits Contains information from noted experts Joyce Cooper-Kahn, achild psychologist and Margaret Foster, an educator and learningspecialist Offers ways to extend learning and support strategies beyondthe classroom The book's reproducible forms and handouts are available forfree download This important book offers teachers specific strategies to helpstudents with EF deficits learn in an efficient manner, demonstratewhat they know, and manage the daily demands of school.

Executive Function Dysfunction Strategies for Educators and Parents

Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom.

Author: Rebecca Moyes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500453

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 184

Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom. The author describes the cognitive processes that make up the executive functions, including attention, behavioral inhibition, theory of mind, organizational skills, time management, planning, decision-making, and self-talk. Using real examples, she describes how difficulties in each of these areas may manifest, and offers practical hints, tips, and accommodations for supporting children both in and out of school. Containing a wealth of helpful information as well as tried-and-tested strategies, this is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties.

Handbook of Executive Functioning

The Handbook of Executive Functioning is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and educational psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; neurobiology; ...

Author: Sam Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461481066

Category: Psychology

Page: 567

View: 368

Planning. Attention. Memory. Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions and its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood. The Handbook of Executive Functioning cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents. Featured in the Handbook: The development of hot and cool executive function in childhood and adolescence. A review of the use of executive function tasks in externalizing and internalizing disorders. Executive functioning as a mediator of age-related cognitive decline in adults. Treatment integrity in interventions that target executive function. Supporting and strengthening working memory in the classroom to enhance executive functioning. The Handbook of Executive Functioning is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child, school and educational psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; neurobiology; developmental psychology; rehabilitation medicine/therapy and social work.

The Executive Function Guidebook

This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level.

Author: Roberta Strosnider

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544338856

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 104

Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! Executive function skills—including self-regulation, focus, planning, and time-management—are essential to student success, but they must be taught and practiced. This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level. Features include: Descriptions of each skill and its impact on learning Examples of instructional steps to assist students as they set goals and work to achieve success. Strategies coded by competency and age/grade level Authentic snapshots and “think about” sections Templates for personalized goal-setting, data collection, and success plans Accompanying strategy cards

Brain Development and School

It includes: Discussion of what executive functioning is and the different factors that might affect a child’s executive functioning Ways that executive functioning weaknesses show themselves in school Support strategies for teachers and ...

Author: Pat Guy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351025244

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 459

Brain Development and School offers a range of practical classroom strategies to help pupils develop their executive function. Packed with useful tips that are grounded in theory, it examines how to support aspects of children’s executive functioning that can affect their school life; including self-control, memory, metacognition, organisation, motivation, self-regulation and focus. Relevant for pupils in the primary and secondary school, the book focuses on ways of improving children’s emotional and intellectual development. It includes: Discussion of what executive functioning is and the different factors that might affect a child’s executive functioning Ways that executive functioning weaknesses show themselves in school Support strategies for teachers and advice for pupils to improve specific areas of executive functioning Manageable solutions and modifications that can be applied within the mainstream classroom A self-assessment questionnaire that can be used as a starting point for discussion with pupils This book will be beneficial to all teachers, school leaders and SENCOs looking to support their pupils by identifying and understanding the root causes of their behaviour. It recognises the important role that schools play in pupils’ neurological development and suggests ways for schools to provide more personalised, differentiated support for individual pupils.

Teaching Teens with ADD ADHD Executive Function Deficits

This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication.

Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781606130162

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 623

Thousands of teachers and parents have relied on the authoritative, concise information in "Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits" for advice on meeting the educational, medical, and social needs and challenges of adolescents with these conditions. This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication. A well-known expert on attention deficit disorders and related conditions and the author of the highly acclaimed Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, Chris Dendy is encouraging to educators about the challenges of teaching and managing behaviour, while reminding them that attention issues are due to problems in the brain that students can't control. Summaries fall into these important categories: The Basics of ADD & ADHD; Academic and Learning Issues; Executive Function and Organisational Skills; Federal Laws; Medication Issues; Managing Behaviours; Going the Extra Mile. This comprehensive resource is an excellent tool for teachers and parents to use to pinpoint concrete ways to help their child or student be as successful as possible.

Unstuck and on Target

These ready-to-use, classroom-based interventions help students with ASD improve cognitive flexibility in any situation, inside and outside the classroom. Includes CD-ROM of student worksheets, game cards, and other printable materials.

Author: Lynn Cannon

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598572032

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 301

These ready-to-use, classroom-based interventions help students with ASD improve cognitive flexibility in any situation, inside and outside the classroom. Includes CD-ROM of student worksheets, game cards, and other printable materials.

Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties

This fact only serves to underscore the important point that knowledge of
executive functions can be incorporated into existing knowledge bases to
enhance understanding of what works in classroom instruction and behavior
management and ...

Author: George McCloskey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135906106

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 131

In Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties, McCloskey, Perkins, and Diviner provide a unique blend of theory, research, and practice that offers clinicians an overarching framework for the concept of executive functions (EFs) in educational settings. The conceptual model of executive functions is detailed, including their role in behavior, learning, and production across all settings. The heart of the book focus on the practical issues involved in the use of assessment tools, tests, report writing, and the implementation and follow-up of targeted interventions using the EF model. Six case studies are introduced in Chapter 1 and followed throughout the book, building understanding of the executive function difficulties of each child, assessment for identifying the difficulties, and interventions for dealing with the difficulties. An additional case study is discussed in detail in one of the concluding chapters, and a companion CD will provide the practitioner with a wealth of assessment forms, parent and teacher handouts, behavior tracking charts, and report/documentation forms.

The Power of Peers in the Classroom

This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12.

Author: Karen R. Harris

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521088

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 473

Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students' skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum ...

Author: Paula Moraine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058849

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 374

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the book contains many useful examples, practical tips and strategies, suggested conversation starters, sample time management plans and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual students. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages, as well as parents and carers.