Executive Function In The Classroom: Practical Strategies For Improving Performance And Enhancing Skills For All Student: Practical Stra by Christopher KaufmanExecutive Function In The Classroom: Practical Strategies For Improving Performance And Enhancing Skills For All Student: Practical Stra by Christopher Kaufman

Executive Function In The Classroom: Practical Strategies For Improving Performance And Enhancing…

byChristopher KaufmanEditorChristopher Kaufman

Paperback | May 18, 2010

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Students with strong executive function skills hold the keys to school and social success—from attention and impulse control to time management and organization. Now K-12 teachers have a practical, highly readable guide to enhancing these critical skills for all students, with and without learning disabilities.

Through the author's memorable metaphors, classroom examples, and crystal-clear explanations of brain functioning, teachers will immediately grasp what executive function is and how it affects their students' learning and behavior. Then they'll get the explicit, research-based guidance they need to

  • improve executive function skills inspecific academic subjects: reading, math, and writing
  • chooseeffective assessment methodsto pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in students' executive function
  • adapt their instruction and classroom structureto enhance students' executive skills and improve "trouble spots"
  • implement anexecutive function coachingprocess that helps students plan, organize, and complete their assignments
  • develop individual behavior support plansthat address underlying executive function challenges


An unparalleled practical resource on one of today's most critical education topics, this sourcebook equips teachers with everything they need to detect and solve their students' executive function challenges. They'll get a wide range of ready-to-use strategies based on best practices, visual aids that make new concepts instantly understandable, and photocopiable forms to help students improve in specific executive function areas.

A perfect resource for effective, affordable professional development, this teacher-friendly guide lays a clear and simple path to stronger executive skills for all students-and lasting academic and social success.

Help students improve in key executive function areas:

  • organization
  • homework completion
  • time management
  • note-taking
  • study skills
  • impulse control
  • working memory
  • planning skills
  • self-regulation
  • adaptability
  • and more!

Christopher Kaufman, Ph.D.,is a licensed psychologist and Lead Psychologist for the Portland (Maine) Public Schools. He also operates, with his wife Sara, a part-time business, Kaufman Psychological Services, through which he provides workshops for educators and clinicians on a range of brain-based learning topics. Dr. Kaufman was born...
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Title:Executive Function In The Classroom: Practical Strategies For Improving Performance And Enhancing…Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7 × 10 × 0.68 inPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598570943

ISBN - 13:9781598570946

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Table of Contents

About the Author

Acknowledgments

  1. Executive Function in a Nutshell: The Core Concepts
  2. The Development of Executive Skills: Learning to Stop and Think
  3. The Neurology of Self-Regulation: Executive Function and the Brain
  4. Beyond Neuropsychological Testing: What Teachers Should Know About the Assessment of Executive Function
  5. Moving the Frontal Lobe to the Front of the Class: Seven Core Strategies for Helping Students with Executive Function Challenges
  6. Keeping Words and Meaning in Mind: The Impact of Executive Skill on Reading
  7. From Brain to Paper: The Executive Foundations of Writing
  8. Bringing Numbers into Focus: Executive Function and Mathematics
  9. Surviving the Paper Chase: Organization, Study Skills, and Time Management
  10. Unfiltered Comments, Unchecked Actions: Executive Dysfunction and Social Learning Difficulties

Study Guide

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Index