Executive Functions

Executive Functions

Organizing Materials

Students with an organized Materials Management system tend to feel more organized and experience less stress and anxiety at school.

Managing Time

Using a planner system to record and prioritize assignments is the best way to help students develop foundational Time Management skills.

Study Strategies

Executive Function skills also help students to follow directions accurately, take organized notes, and studying effectively. 

Setting Goals

Helping students to set SMART goals and develop action steps for achieving them often leads to perseverance and self-confidence.

Focusing Attention

Distractions are everywhere!     All students can benefit from learning strategies on how to maintain their attention when working and learning.


Self-regulation is another aspect of Executive Functions.  Research shows that self-regulation is a better predictor of school success than I.Q.