Category: Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

Equity Course Announcement

In recent years, we can see a growing need to become more aware of social systems that perpetuate bias and inequality and observe how those systems interact with our ongoing efforts to improve executive function skills. In a summary of previously existing research, we take a deep dive into how equity influences executive function and present this work in our new professional development course,…

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Provision Choice and Executive Function Development

Provision of Choice is Key to Executive Function Development in Toddlers It is clear that early executive function (EF) skills are important for many outcomes including social competence, emotion regulation, academic achievement, and school readiness (Allan et al., 2014, McClelland et al., 2013; Willoughby et al., 2017). We have seen remarkable growth in the number…

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Distanced but still Social: Youth and Digital Media during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, child and adolescent use of digital media increased at unprecedented rates. In addition to attending classes through webcams, youth relied on digital media to socialize with peers, engage in social activism, play games, learn new skills, and interact with health care providers. This increased use has many parents wondering: Are my…

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EFgoPRO™: An EF/SEL Tool You Can’t Afford NOT to Use

With the diverse methods of teaching and learning in today’s educational world, knowing where the strengths and weaknesses of each student is imperative in order to guarantee students’ needs are being met. Recently, Istation published 10 Assessment Must-Haves as a starting point for measuring student growth and providing teachers with the necessary information as they…

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There’s More to “Seat-Time” Than We Thought

There has been a lot of discussion about earning credit via “seat time” (aka Carnegie units) versus “proof of mastery.” Where one insists a person attend a minimum number of class periods while the other cares not about attendance, just the ability to demonstrate knowledge however that may be done. When it comes to early…

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Promoting Executive Function with STEAM

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m just not creative,” or “Gosh, I wish I were better at math”? How about considering yourself to be either left-brained (analytical) or right-brained (creative)? It can be tempting to think of science and art as opposite ends of a spectrum, but evidence from neuroscience shows us that brain…

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Mindfulness and Mental Health

As most educators and parents are seeing, this historic pandemic is having a large effect on children and students of all ages. The current pandemic has upended in-person education, disrupted our daily routines, and  has isolated many of us from friends and family. A survey of 1000 students between the ages of 16 and 19,…