Executive Function skills are a better indicator of academic success than IQ – according to some experts! EF skills help students remember and follow multi-step instructions, avoid distractions, control rash responses, adjust when rules change, persist at problem-solving and manage long-term assignments. The students in your classroom are most likely exhibiting vastly different levels of EF skills mastery and, when these skills are lacking, your job is far more difficult.
In this 90-minute webinar, Bryan Harris, Ed.D. will share ways to help students develop and hone their Executive Function skills. He’ll define and demonstrate how the brain works at EF skills and why some students have a more difficult time with mastery than others. Attendees will leave with methods and practices that they can take away to improve the Executive Function skills of all students – providing a more manageable, achievement-oriented classroom.
- What are Executive Function skills and why do they matter?
- Understand brain structure, maturity and control of Executive Function skills
- Discover the connection between attention/focus and EF skills
- Understand how contrasts in sensory data affect the brain and ability to focus
- Master tips & techniques that will improve the ability of students to pay attention
- Gain an understanding of the brain’s reaction to multi-tasking
- Explore the Reticular Activating System (RAS) of the brain and how it affects attention
- Discover the 10 ways to get through the RAS filter
- Understand how words, relationships and environments affect Executive Function skills
About the Presenter:
Bryan Harris, Ed.D. has been an educator for over 25 years. He has served as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal and a district level director. Now working full time as an author, speaker and consultant he has trained over 18,000 educators in powerful and effective strategies that increase student engagement and achievement. Dr. Harris is known for his engaging trainings and presentations that demonstrate relevant and practical strategies. He is the author of five books including the popular 2010 book Battling Boredom.