Executive Functioning Skills
According to the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child (2019) “Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.” These skills are very important for success in school, at work, and in our daily living tasks. Some people pick these up easily in life without any formal teaching on the subject but many do not. Often students who are struggling or are not working up to their potential would benefit from improving their executive functioning skills.
The 8 Executive Functioning Skills:
- Time Management
- Task Initiation
- Planning and Prioritizing
- Emotional Regulation (including impulse control)
- Working Memory
- Flexible Thinking
In addition to executive functioning skills, a large part of success comes from resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to overcome difficult situations, bounce back from failure, and learn from our mistakes. Resiliency is developed over time through use but there are strategies that can be taught to help students more fully develop their resilience.
In and out of the classroom we have worked with students on their executive functioning skills and resiliency skills for the past 20 years. We offer weekly coaching to help students improve their skills and organize their lives for success now and in the future.
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