Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning (EF) skills have received heightened attention in the last few years in educational settings because these skills provide the mechanism for task initiation and execution.  At a recent workshop at The Chandler School eight aspects of EF skills were discussed and intervention strategies were explored.


4 Responses to Executive Functioning

  1. Dolly says:

    This workshop was full of pertinent information that I found fascinating and useful as a parent and a teacher. The role of the frontal lobe in organizational / executive function skills was so interesting to me. My students will benefit from the information i gained by attending this workshop.

  2. Gail says:

    This workshop on Executive Functioning was very informative as many of my students struggle in this area. Hopefully, I will now be better able to assist them as they learn strategies to improve time management skills and working memory.

  3. ashley says:

    The workshop on Executive Function (EF) skills was incredibly informative. The topic of EF skills is quite comprehensive! I liked how Ms. Marcus discussed each aspect in depth. I particularly liked the analogy of how negative thoughts can be “like ants at a picnic” which can quickly take over one’s attitude. I learned a lot of research-based information as well as many practical tips for improving EF skills of my children and students. I have seen first hand, the great impact that improving EF skills has on academic and life success.

  4. Dana says:

    Ms. Marcus’ talk on executive function skills was very enlightening. I have trained and worked with Sara Ward, an executive function specialist, at the Carroll School in Boston. I was amazed by Ms. Marcus’ knowledge. More importantly, I appreciated her specific tips for how to go about improving students’ executive functioning in real classroom settings. Ms. Marcus offers good and practical common sense ideas that really work.

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