Planning, Time Management & Organization | Good Sensory
A Recent Update
Planning Time Management and Organization for Success merged with Dr. Warren's Ultimate, Mindful, and Editable Planner/Agenda. In addition, two, new comprehensive sections were added:
- Internet homework resources
- Assistive technology checklist
What is Included in Planning Time Management and Organization for Success?
This 179 page, digital download bundle offers quick and easy approaches and handouts for the mastery of executive functioning skills for students. The areas of focus are planning out assignments, discovering one's best organizational approach, study strategies, memory strategies, test prep, breaking down long-term assignments, behavior modification materials, calendars, agendas, developing active learning, writing strategies, reading strategies, math assistance and more.
Included in this bundle is Dr. Warren's Editable PowerPoint document called, The Ultimate, Mindful, and Editable Planner/Agenda. This publication will allow you to make changes to the many templates so they can be personalized.
Materials range from elementary through high school and college.
What Key Skills Can Be Developed with This Publication?
This digital download bundle presents strategies and methods that help to guide, structure, and support students. Materials and handouts assist with:
- the recording of homework assignments
- checklists and to-do lists
- planning for long-term assignments
- writing organizers and strategies
- reading strategies
- math computations
- memory strategies
- note-taking strategies
- test-taking strategies
- memory strategies
- mindful agendas
Planning, Time Management, and Organization are Critical Skills for Students to Master
Executive functioning skills are now recognized as key players in academic achievement. It is often described as the conductor of cognitive skills and it helps to orchestrate and unite cognition at large. For some students, executive functioning skills are a no brainer, while for others it can be a challenging task to master. Learners that have executive functioning weaknesses or deficits often require explicit instruction as well as concrete activies and handouts that can help them to develop these needed skills. This publication offers many of these tools.
What are the Core Brain Functions Behind Executive Functions?
Although there is no consensus on a detailed definition of executive functioning, there is wide agreement that it involves three core brain functions:
- Working memory: This function manages our ability to mentally manipulate pieces of information retain them over short periods of time and helps with the encoding and retrieval of long-term memory.
- Cognitive flexibility: This function allows us to shift gears with changing demands, priorities, and perspectives and also enables us to apply different rules to different situations.
- Inhibitory or self-control: This function enables us to initiate tasks, sustain and shift attention as well as monitor and manage one's thoughts and emotions.
The Three Core Executive Functions Help Students In a Number of Ways
The three, core executive functions help students to master the important skills needed in schooling. These include:
- Paying attention
- Organizing, planning, and prioritizing
- Starting tasks and staying focused to completion
- Understanding different points of view
- Regulating emotions
- Self-monitoring (keeping track of what you're doing)
When are Executive Functions Fully Developed?
It's never too early to begin executive functioning training, and research has disclosed that some of the largest growth spurts have been found to happen in the early elementary years. However, executive functions continue to develop throughout childhood, and it is not fully realized until the age of about 20-25.
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