As a follow-up to my blog post on the power of goal writing for students, I did some more research around resiliency, and started learning more about executive functions. According to www.beyondbooksmart.com, executive function are skills that students need for the following:
- Managing time
- Organizing thoughts and materials
- Paying attention
- Planning and prioritizing
- Getting started (task initiation)
- Staying on track
- Remembering what to do and when to do it
- Problem solving
- Managing emotions and impulses
I did a search for “executive functions” on our website, and found a group of binders with free resources created by MindPrint Learning. There were so many interesting resources available.
In particular I was taken with their quote on homework:
“…supporting (students) with planning, structure and organizational strategies can be key to helping them work more efficiently, effectively and independently.”
There are a number of things you can do to help your student feel confident about their style of learning. One of the first things you can do is figure out what type of learner your student is. There are many places that offer online tests. Mindprint Learning offers their service here. Once you understand your student’s learning style, you can organize a homework area to enhance and build your student’s learning confidence.
See our highlight of Mindprint Learning’s homework checklists and other free resources available below.