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.

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.

Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence - E-Book

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Author: Rhea Paul,Courtenay Norbury,Carolyn Gosse

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323442358

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Spanning the entire childhood developmental period, Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition is the go-to text for learning how to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. The most comprehensive title available on childhood language disorders, it uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, social skills assessment, and instruction best practices. Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice. UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis. UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned. Highly regarded lead author who is an expert in language disorders in children provides authoritative guidance on the diagnosis and management of pediatric language disorders. More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed. NEW! Common core standards for language arts incorporated into the preschool and school-age chapters. NEW! Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field. Information on preparing high-functioning students with autism for college Social skills training for students with autism The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention Emerging theories of etiology and psychopathology added to Models of Child Language Disorders chapter Use of emerging technologies for assessment and intervention

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.

The Impulsive, Disorganized Child

Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties

Author: James Forgan,Mary Anne Richey

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618214039

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

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Impulsive, scattered, lost, unfocused, unprepared, disorganized: These are just a few of the words used to describe kids with executive functioning deficits, which commonly affect many children already diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism. The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. Children who can't select, plan, initiate, or sustain action toward their goals are children who simply struggle to succeed in school and other aspects of life. Parents need the helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book to empower them to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

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"--

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs

Strategies for the Regular Classroom

Author: Peter S. Westwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415156238

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 240

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This book provides teachers with an immediate and comprehensive source of practical ideas for use in regular classrooms. The author has drawn upon his own teaching experience and upon research to identify well tried and tested approaches covering basic academic skills improvement, behaviour management, social skills development and curriculum adaption. The third edition has been totally revised, with the addition of two new chapters dealing with early identification of, and instructional methods of intervention against, learning difficulties. The combination of the most recent research and clear, practical advice make this a valuable resource for further study.

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action

Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain

Author: Renate Nummela Caine

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412961076

Category: Education

Page: 285

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With updated research, revised sections on leadership, and new anecdotes, this second edition helps teachers and students reach higher performance levels based on how the brain learns.

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.

Executive Function in Education, Second Edition

From Theory to Practice

Author: Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534538

Category: Education

Page: 396

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This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK?12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas--reading, writing, and math--are reviewed. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. ÿ

Handbook of College Teaching

Theory and Applications

Author: Keith W. Prichard,Robert McLaran Sawyer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281426

Category: Education

Page: 471

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College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.

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.

McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers

Author: Wilbert McKeachie,Marilla Svinicki

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a set of recipes to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.