Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Executive
Functioning
How we do what we do when we do it -- and where we
put it!
Better Predictor of Academic
Success?
 I.Q.?
 E.F.?
 Blaire, Razza (2007)
What’s today’s approach?
 Describe
 Problem-solve
E.F. = Management of:
 Time
 Space (materials)
 Tasks
 Ideas
 Self
Time
 Awareness *
 Efficiency
 Sustained Focus *
 Sustained Effort
 Scheduling (especially longer term)
Space/ Materials
 Organizing
 Locating
MS
Tasks
 Planning
 Prioritizing
 Part-to-Whole Analysis (even the book report)
 Initiating and following through
Ideas/Information
 Input (imposing organization)
 Output (creating organization)
 Links to prior knowledge
Self
 Self-awareness and self-monitoring skills *
 Inhibition
 Persistence
 Mood and energy regulation
 Social effica...
What is that process (by which
outstanding children develop)?
Self-management !
Self-control
Impulse control
Tolerance
...
What Can Parents Do?
What Strategies Build
Time Management?
 Estimate time (small chunks)
 Work the estimate
 Be a cheerleader
 Schedules a...
What Strategies Impact
Space/Materials Management?
 Photograph the space
 Plan a binder system
 Label the drawers and t...
Brightly-Colored Tape
What Strategies Develop
Task Management?
 Supervision (Celebrate the Child!)
 Parent modeling self-monitoring (pancakes)...
What Strategies Help
Organize Ideas/ Information?
 Graphic Organizers
 Patterns of organization (transitions)
 Help you...
What Strategies Impact
Self-Management/Regulation?
 Teach explicitly (Instant replays)
 Define expectations
 Plan delay...
Does self-management
matter?
 The ability to self-manage effectively is a great
predictor of both psychological adjustmen...
What Else Can Parents Do?
 How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so
Kids Will Talk = Validate Feelings
 Prob...
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Executive Functioning
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Executive Functioning

853 views

Published on

Executive Functioning

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Executive Functioning

  1. 1. Executive Functioning How we do what we do when we do it -- and where we put it!
  2. 2. Better Predictor of Academic Success?  I.Q.?  E.F.?  Blaire, Razza (2007)
  3. 3. What’s today’s approach?  Describe  Problem-solve
  4. 4. E.F. = Management of:  Time  Space (materials)  Tasks  Ideas  Self
  5. 5. Time  Awareness *  Efficiency  Sustained Focus *  Sustained Effort  Scheduling (especially longer term)
  6. 6. Space/ Materials  Organizing  Locating MS
  7. 7. Tasks  Planning  Prioritizing  Part-to-Whole Analysis (even the book report)  Initiating and following through
  8. 8. Ideas/Information  Input (imposing organization)  Output (creating organization)  Links to prior knowledge
  9. 9. Self  Self-awareness and self-monitoring skills *  Inhibition  Persistence  Mood and energy regulation  Social efficacy (It’s So Much Work . . . )
  10. 10. What is that process (by which outstanding children develop)? Self-management ! Self-control Impulse control Tolerance Appropriate frustration threshold Capacity to delay gratification Ability to pay attention Accountability Levine
  11. 11. What Can Parents Do?
  12. 12. What Strategies Build Time Management?  Estimate time (small chunks)  Work the estimate  Be a cheerleader  Schedules and Calendars  Use timers (visual)  On-task reinforcers
  13. 13. What Strategies Impact Space/Materials Management?  Photograph the space  Plan a binder system  Label the drawers and the materials  Anticipate needs and provide a supply  Model
  14. 14. Brightly-Colored Tape
  15. 15. What Strategies Develop Task Management?  Supervision (Celebrate the Child!)  Parent modeling self-monitoring (pancakes)  Practice (Plan the Party)  Part-to-Whole Demos (plan the project’s “pieces”)  Think Aloud
  16. 16. What Strategies Help Organize Ideas/ Information?  Graphic Organizers  Patterns of organization (transitions)  Help your child ask relevant questions *  Note taking (and novelty) *  Previewing  Rehearsing */ Retelling  Encourage Active Study Strategies
  17. 17. What Strategies Impact Self-Management/Regulation?  Teach explicitly (Instant replays)  Define expectations  Plan delayed gratification moments  Reduce “screen” time and increase real time *  Provide time for sleep (and a routine)  Observe and reinforce
  18. 18. Does self-management matter?  The ability to self-manage effectively is a great predictor of both psychological adjustment and academic achievement.  Successful self-management leads to self-efficacy (the belief that we can successfully impact our world). Levine, Madeline. The Price of Privilege
  19. 19. What Else Can Parents Do?  How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk = Validate Feelings  Problem solve together (Don’t have all the answers first.) The Zygarnic Effect  Offer to “quiz” students on content  Reward the small steps

×