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How to Strengthen Executive Function for Students

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Most teachers have excellent executive functioning skills, so when they come across students that struggle in this arena, they may have little compassion or patience. For many students, executive functioning is relatively easy. However, for some, tasks that require self-initiation, planning, time management, and organization, to name a few, can be an immense struggle. What is Executive Functioning and Does it Impact Learning? Executive functioning is much like the conductor of one's brain. It is a mental process that gathers and creates meaning from sensory information.  Allowing us to makes sense of what we experience, executive functioning also enables focused attention, metacognitive skills, and...

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How Quick Hemisphere Integration Mediations Calm Students

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Come learn about how hemisphere integration activities and meditations can help students improve stamina and attention.

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How to Uncover the Source of a Student's Procrastination

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Procrastination is a common problem that parents report when their children are meant to do their homework, but they just don't feel like doing it.  This can be an overwhelming feeling that tempts kids into putting off or delaying assignments that require attention. What Does Procrastination Look Like?   Students usually procrastinate because they do not understand the relevance of an assignment, struggle to understand the material, or they don’t know how to get started. Procrastination rarely has anything to do with laziness or carelessness. In most cases, there are deeper issues that lead to procrastination problems. Poor academic self-concept Fear of failure...

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How to Easily Teach and Accommodate Struggling Readers

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How can we accommodate the needs of struggling readers, so they can quickly master this critical skill?  Pedagogy, an educational method that assumes the learner to be a "blank slate" and dependent on the teacher for guidance, evaluation, and the acquisition of knowledge, is a common approach when assisting struggling readers. However, it is often forgotten that these students do have a wealth of prior knowledge that can be utilized. In addition, many of them have specific learning deficits that have left their learning capacity riddled with booby traps that ambush the encoding of information and sabotages confidence. So how...

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What Fun Writing Games Motivate and Inspire Students?

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Writing can be a wonderful and creative activity for students, however, if learners hate the process it can be difficult to teach them this needed skill.  So what can be done to motivate struggling writers? Why Do Kids Hate Writing? There are a number of reasons a student may hate to write. Hand writing is difficult, labored and even painful.  Many of these learners are much more intelligent than their handwriting would indicate, so many will do whatever they can to avoid writing. Multitasking with the many skills needed to write is overwhelming and taxing.  Students can not truly multitask...

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