The Power of Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten

In the world of early childhood education, trends and fads have come and gone and sadly in many classrooms across the United States, lack imagination, creativity, and student ownership. One...

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Planning & Prioritizing - A Student’s Job

As students embark on their educational journeys, they face a multitude of tasks, assignments, and responsibilities. To succeed academically and personally, they must hone their executive function...

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How to support the development of Flexible Thinking

Executive function skills are like the air traffic control system of our brains, helping us manage tasks, set goals, and adapt to new situations and they are no stranger to my blog. One crucial...

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The Crucial Role of Sustained Attention in the Classroom

In the bustling world of education, there's a pillar skill that often goes underappreciated - Sustained Attention. This executive function skill is the ability to focus on a task or activity for an...

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Mastering Emotional Control: How It Supports the Development of Self-Discipline Through Executive Function Skills

Introduction

Within the realm of education and personal development, lies a very important and pivotal skill, which is executive functioning. This skill helps aid students’ and adults’...

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Executive Dysfunction: Is it Affecting Your Classroom?

Introduction

In the realm of education, teachers encounter a diverse range of students with unique learning styles and challenges. One such challenge that may not always be immediately apparent is...

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Executive Function Skills: The Skills that Matter in School & Life

In the fast-paced world we live in, the ability to manage our time, make decisions, and set and achieve goals is crucial for not only adults, but students as well. These skills, collectively known...

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The Classroom Environment: Unveiling the Third Teacher

As education continues to evolve, so does our understanding of what truly nurtures effective learning within students. We know that learning obviously comes beyond the textbooks, lesson plans, and...

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Nurturing Joy vs. Chasing Happiness in the Classroom

In the pursuit of creating effective learning environments, educators often  struggle with the concepts of having authentic joy and /or happiness in the classroom. While these terms might seem...

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Building Learning Communities in the Classroom: Fostering Growth and Collaboration

Today's rapidly evolving educational landscape has created a number of challenges for teachers. One of the biggest needs and perhaps most crucial for teachers and students is to create a positive...

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The Power of Reflective Practice: Nurturing Growth in Teachers and Students

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, even in the midst of a teacher attrition crisis and student learning gaps, teachers are on the front lines of those who shape the minds and hearts of...

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