Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
  • Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
  • Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

by Lynn Meltzer
     
 

Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research

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Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. More than a dozen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606236161
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Series:
What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
254,018
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
6 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

I. Understanding Executive Function: The Challenge for 21st-Century Teachers

1. Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Executive Function Processes: The Why, What, and How, Lynn Meltzer

2. Creating a Classroomwide Executive Function Culture That Fosters Strategy Use, Motivation, and Resilience, Lynn Meltzer and Surina Basho

II. Scaffolding Executive Function Processes into the Curriculum Content

3. Goal Setting, Planning, and Prioritizing: The Foundations of Effective Learning, Kalyani Krishnan, Melissa J. Feller, and Melissa Orkin

4. Organizing: The Heart of Efficient and Successful Learning, Kalyani Krishnan and Melissa J. Feller

5. Remembering: Teaching Students How to Retain and Mentally Manipulate Information, Donna M. Kincaid and Nancy Trautman

6. Shifting and Flexible Problem Solving: The Anchors for Academic and Life Success, Lynn Meltzer and Jennifer Sage Bagnato

7. Self-Monitoring and Self-Checking: The Cornerstones of Independent Learning, Jennifer Sage Bagnato and Lynn Meltzer

8. Emotional Self-Regulation: A Critical Component of Executive Function, Judith A. Stein

III. Case Studies: Addressing Executive Function Weaknesses across the Grades, Lena Hannus-Suksi, Laura Sales Pollica, Wendy Stacey, Melissa J. Feller, and Jason Bendezu

Appendix: Reproducibles for the Classroom

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