Executive Function in the Classroom

Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students

Author: Christopher Kaufman

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570946

Category: Education

Page: 263

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Help K-12 teachers understand and enhance students' executive function skills-the key to long-term school and social success. This practical how-to guide is packed with ready-to-use forms and strategies that improve outcomes across subject areas.

The Executive Function Guidebook

Strategies to Help All Students Achieve Success

Author: Roberta Strosnider,Valerie Sharpe

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544338856

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! Executive function skills—including self-regulation, focus, planning, and time-management—are essential to student success, but they must be taught and practice. This unique guidebook provides a flexible seven-step model, incorporating UDL principles and the use of metacognition, for making executive-function training part of your classroom routine at any grade level. Features include: Descriptions of each skill and its impact on learning Examples of instructional steps to assist students as they set goals and work to achieve success. Strategies coded by competency and age/grade level Authentic snapshots and “think about” sections Templates for personalized goal-setting, data collection, and success plans Accompanying strategy cards

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today's Classroom

How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed

Author: Susan Winebrenner,Lisa M. Kiss

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575425815

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A gold mine of practical, easy-to-use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels. This fully revised and updated third edition of Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Sidebars throughout highlight special information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies that are especially useful for kids with LD. Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms, additional content organization charts, and a PDF presentation for book study groups and professional development.

Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

Author: Francis Bailey,Ken Pransky

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617574

Category: Education

Page: 221

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Why do some students struggle to understand and retain information, while other students don't? The answer may well lie in the memory system, which is the root of all learning. In Memory at Work in the Classroom, Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky expertly guide you through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to deepen your understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a sometimes surprising role in memory formation and use. The memory systems covered in the book are * Working Memory: the gateway to learning * Executive Function: the cognitive skills children need to independently orchestrate their memory systems in service to learning *Semantic Memory: the storehouse of a person's knowledge of the world, including academic concepts, and the part of the memory system most affected by culture * Episodic Memory: rich, multisensory personal memories of specific events * Autobiographical Memory: one's sense of self, tied directly to student motivation Although the techniques described apply to all students, the authors concentrate on explaining the source of struggling students' academic challenges and provide effective strategies for helping students become better learners. Whether you're a new or a veteran teacher, this book will offer fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and move you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.

Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom

A Practical Guide for Educators

Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Margaret Foster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420896

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A guide for helping students with weak Executive Function skillsto learn efficiently and effectively Students with weak Executive Function skills need strong supportand specific strategies to help them learn in an efficient manner,demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school.This book shows teachers how to do exactly that, while alsomanaging the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs. Fromthe author of the bestselling parenting book Late, Lost, andUnprepared, comes a compilation of the most practical tools andstrategies, designed to be equally useful for children with EFproblems as well as all other students in the general educationclassroom. Rooted in solid research and classroom-tested experience, thebook is organized to help teachers negotiate the very fluidchallenges they face every day; educators will find strategies thatimprove their classroom "flow" and reduce the stress of strugglingto teach students with EF weaknesses. Includes proven strategies for teachers who must address theneeds of students with Executive Function deficits Contains information from noted experts Joyce Cooper-Kahn, achild psychologist and Margaret Foster, an educator and learningspecialist Offers ways to extend learning and support strategies beyondthe classroom The book's reproducible forms and handouts are available forfree download This important book offers teachers specific strategies to helpstudents with EF deficits learn in an efficient manner, demonstratewhat they know, and manage the daily demands of school.

Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy

Author: Naomi Silver,Matthew Kaplan,Danielle LaVaque-Manty,Deborah Meizlish

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228275

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book -- by presenting principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms -- explains how to lay the ground for this engagement, and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education. Key elements include embedding metacognitive instruction in the content matter; being explicit about the usefulness of metacognitive activities to provide the incentive for students to commit to the extra effort; as well as following through consistently. Recognizing that few teachers have a deep understanding of metacognition and how it functions, and still fewer have developed methods for integrating it into their curriculum, this book offers a hands-on, user-friendly guide for implementing metacognitive and reflective pedagogy in a range of disciplines. Offering seven practitioner examples from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and the humanities, along with sample syllabi, course materials, and student examples, this volume offers a range of strategies for incorporating these pedagogical approaches in college classrooms, as well as theoretical rationales for the strategies presented. By providing successful models from courses in a broad spectrum of disciplines, the editors and contributors reassure readers that they need not reinvent the wheel or fear the unknown, but can instead adapt tested interventions that aid learning and have been shown to improve both instructor and student satisfaction and engagement.

Emotion, Motivation, and Self-regulation

A Handbook for Teachers

Author: Nathan C. Hall,Thomas Goetz

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781907102

Category: Education

Page: 191

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This handbook is a user-friendly resource for pre-service and new practicing teachers outlining theoretical models and empirical research findings concerning the nature and effects of emotions, motivation, and self-regulated learning for students and teachers alike. The authors provide accessible explanations, classroom-based examples and self-reflection exercises, as well as useful advice for new teachers about these psychosocial processes. They address how to measure these processes, what effects they have on personal and academic development, how they manifest in both students and teachers and how teachers can best manage and optimize these critical elements at the classroom level. It is expected that by collecting, distilling, and highlighting the real-world applicability of research on underexplored educational topics (e.g., students? emotions other than anxiety, promoting student autonomy, preventing burnout and attrition in teachers) that empirical findings can be used to improve personal and academic development in students, while also preparing new teachers for the psychological challenges of classroom instruction.

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with ADD/ADHD

Author: Sandra F. Rief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937783

Category: Education

Page: 504

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"This book serves as a comprehensive guide for school personnel trying to make a positive difference in the lives of children who have been diagnosed as ADD/ ADHD. It supplies teachers, special education teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, and parents with information, techniques, and strategies that will help these students succeed. The book addresses the specific needs of students with ADD/ ADHD, but the strategies are appropriate and recommended for all students who appear to have attention problems, learning disabilities, or are underachieving for any reason, including gifted children. This third edition includes enhanced content in the following areas: medications, case studies, executive function, subject-specific strategies, model programs, and references, among others. For easy use, this resource is organized into thirty sections that provide comprehensive, practical guidance on such topics as: - Preventing behavioral problems in a classroom - Learning styles: elements and interventions - Cooperative learning techniques - Up-to-date educational law information - Techniques for relaxation and visualization - Challenges and specific interventions for students of all ages - Tips on communicating effectively with parents, physicians, and agencies"--

Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning

Author: Arthur L. Costa,Bena Kallick

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761938712

Category: Education

Page: 170

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A new volume for the Experts In Assessment series focusing on assessing students' abilities as self-directed learners. Self-directed learners are defined as self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying. These three dispositions need to be assessed to determine if they are being internalized and habituated over time. Arthur L Costa and Bena Kallick use "triangulation" to ensure that the assessment system is balanced and complete. Assessment "triangulation" consists of knowledge, performance, and demonstration. This book promises to gain a lot of interest and attention merely by the fact that it is authored by the Habits of Mind experts.

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

The Active Teacher

Practical Strategies for Maximizing Teacher Effectiveness

Author: Ron Nash

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412973872

Category: Education

Page: 129

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This thought-provoking book strengthens key skills for effective teaching, including classroom leadership, skillful planning, and promoting active learning, respect, and achievement.

Tag und Nacht und auch im Sommer

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641118670

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Frank McCourts Erinnerungen an seine Jahre als Lehrer Dreißig Jahre lang hat Frank McCourt, der Amerikaner mit der unglücklichen irischen katholischen Kindheit, in New Yorker Schulen unterrichtet. Jetzt erzählt er, was er von seinen insgesamt zwölftausend Schülern gelernt hat – als Lehrer, als Geschichtenerzähler, als Schriftsteller. Ein Buch, wie man es liebt, aber selten findet: voll Witz und Charme, voll Verzweiflung, Ironie und Lebensweisheit.

Communicator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elementary school principals

Page: N.A

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Essentials of Working Memory Assessment and Intervention

Author: Milton J. Dehn,Alan S. Kaufman,Nadeen L. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118638131

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

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Working memory deficits are the main reason why students with disabilities are unable to successfully respond to regular education interventions. Given the strong relationship between working memory and all areas of academic learning, a deeper understanding of working memory and the related assessments and interventions can facilitate greater achievement. This book helps readers: understand the development and neuroanatomy of working memory; learn techniques for improving it in the classroom; examine strategies for brain-based working memory training; and effectively utilise working memory assessment measures. A companion CD-ROM features worksheets, testing charts and other useful resources

Mindful Learning

101 Proven Strategies for Student and Teacher Success

Author: Linda Campbell,Bruce Campbell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412966922

Category: Education

Page: 201

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With new forms, techniques, and checklists, this second edition provides 101 strategies for using learners' prior knowledge.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.