Translates to importance of reflection and feedback
Components of Executive Function Based upon material from Barkley and Brown, I have outlined five general components of executive function that impact school performance: Working memory and recall (holding facts in mind while manipulating information; accessing facts stored in long-term memory.) Activation, arousal, and effort (getting started; paying attention; finishing work) Controlling emotions (ability to tolerate frustration; thinking before acting or speaking)Internalizing language (using "self-talk" to control one's behavior and direct future actions)Taking an issue apart, analyzing the pieces, reconstituting and organizing it into new ideas (complex problem solving).
Distinctions, systems, relationships, and perspectives
THINKING ‘BOUT THINKING<br />
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Background<br />Brain Conference 2x<br />Reading of Brain Rules<br />Brain Research and Learning Area in Library<br />Learning Groups The CABAL<br />PD Report Back<br />
Brain Research<br /><ul><li>Importance of metacognition/reflection
Cultural changes impact how brain gets wired via activities/uses culture demands/encourages (Rosen)
We know very little. (Judy Willis- Tokuhama-Espinosa)
Exercise for your brain and your body is good (Ratey)</li></li></ul><li>Brown’s Model (Executive Function)<br />
For Learning<br />Need to develop metacognitive ability in kids<br />Exercise is good<br />Types of Thinking<br />Stress – manage it<br />Focus – allow for it<br />Differentiation<br />Feedback <br />
Blog or Portfolio Prompts<br />Google Forms<br />DyKnow<br />Formative Assessment Prompts <br />
Brain Owner’s Manual<br />Introduce portfolio as assessment tool<br />Shift conversation to improving and growth over grades (3P –process, progress, product)<br />Use portfolio for reflection about learning (provide a model)<br />Put concept of Habits of Mind in front of kids<br />Put growth mindset in front of kids<br />Thinking Strategies<br />Thinkertoys – Advisory Activities<br />
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