Executive functions are a set of processes that have to do with self-managing behavior in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for brain-based skills that involve mental control and self-regulation. Students with executive functioning issues may struggle with some or all of the following skills: impulse control, emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation, and organization. The role of executive function in learning as well as proven classroom strategies to promote executive function skill development will be the focus of this professional learning opportunity.
TESS Domains 1, 2