Kids with strong working memory tend to perform well in school, and teachers can help them strengthen this executive functioning skill.
Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish.
When we limit independent reading to a small range of topics, genres, and reading levels, and routinely assign rote accountability tasks like daily reading logs, we inadvertently send a signal that reading isn't meant to be a joyful, inspiring, self-directed, and even revelatory activity.
With explicit coaching, high school students can learn to manage their increasingly complex academic and extracurricular commitments.
When high school students understand the key components of executive functioning, they’re better prepared to plan their time successfully. When they understand the difference between tasks that are urgent and those that are important, they’re better prepared to manage their time.