Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

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Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes - such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking - into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what Ka q12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also covers the nuts and bolts of differentiating instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. Fifteen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers and special educators in grades K-12, teacher educators, school psychologists, and neuropsychologists.Graphic organizers taught in middle school to help students plan and prioritize their ideas for essay writing can be extrapolated to more complex reports and papers at the high school and college levels (see Chapter 1). Rubrics like the one in Figure 2.8, from the ... (of Elaborating), and generating a Conclusion. Figure 2.9 illustrates a template for one part of the BOTEC strategy (marshaling evidence).

Title:Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom
Author:Lynn Meltzer
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2010


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