Executive Function in the Classroom Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students

ISBN-10: 1598570943

ISBN-13: 9781598570946

Edition: 2010

Authors: Christopher Kaufman

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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 in reading, math, and writing, choose effective assessment methods, and adapt their instruction and classroom structure to improve trouble spots. 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.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 5/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320

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