Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

Overcoming Barriers, Building Strategies

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom
Peg Dawson, Laurie Faith, Carol-Anne Bush
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Hardback
Not defined - 222pg
10 May 2022 US
9781462548934
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*Ideal companion to the bestselling Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition (9781462535316). *Shows how to build an EF-oriented pedagogy; instead of implementing strategies for 5- to 13-year-olds (grades K-8), teachers guide students to build their own EF toolkits. *Research based and accessible--provides realistic, flexible guidance illustrated with engaging vignettes from diverse classrooms. *Great potential for professional development, professional learning communities, or schoolwide book groups. *Authors (including Peg Dawson, a leading EF expert) are active workshop presenters in the U. S. , Canada, and the U. K.
"Faith, Bush, and Dawson fully understand that EF deficits are best dealt with by incorporating accommodations and supports into the natural flow of instruction, rather than by using pull-out training methods that have no hope of generalizing back to the classroom. Strengthening EF helps children ' show what they know' where it matters most--in real life. Congratulations to the authors for giving us this very practical guide that will be of great value to school psychologists, educators, and others who support children with EF deficits in school settings. "--Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine "If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be ' ingenious' ' It is conversational and informative, and provides multiple low-cost strategies honoring the needs of both educators and students. The book is thorough and well explained, while acknowledging an educator' s ability to use the ideas provided and create your own twist. I love the holistic approach and creative suggestions for using the book based on the time and energy you have. The ideas in this book can be used immediately in your class and will encourage students to reflect, model, and practice learning EF strategies from one another. I' m excited to reread sections and be inspired each time!"--Rachael Ramsey, EdD, sixth-grade educator, McKelvie Intermediate School, Bedford, New Hampshire "Life is loaded with EF challenges that we navigate every day without realizing it. This book offers a way for teachers the world over to understand and tap into the power of using EF to improve learning and engagement. It is creative, collaborative, and strengths based--exactly what teachers are looking for! The authors provide an adaptable treasure trove of strategies and ideas for engaging students and running a stress-free, effective, and efficient classroom. Whether you are time strapped, like a free-flowing approach, or work in a high-stress environment, there is something for everyone. If you are interested in strengthening your relationship with the students in your classroom and empowering them to be the architects of their own success, run to the store and grab a copy of this book. "--Bettina Hohnen, PhD, DClinPsy, Lecturer, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom "Instead of a packaged program, this book provides a way of thinking and doing that allows teachers and students to collaboratively overcome EF challenges. The authors' approach builds a safe and inclusive learning environment where students feel they matter and belong, and are motivated to problem-solve and find shared solutions. The book helps educators develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to remove barriers to student learning and well-being. Teachers, administrators, and other school personnel should pick up a copy, read it, and implement it!"--Sue Ball, PhD, CPsych, Chief Psychologist, York Region District School Board, Canada-
Laurie Faith, PhD, works at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she teaches courses in special education and executive functions and coordinates a research center. Dr. Faith is the creator of Activated Learning, a self-regulated learning intervention that she continues to refine alongside a growing community of researchers, trainers, and teachers. She provides professional learning and training for individual teachers and school boards across Ontario, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Faith taught in special and general education classrooms for 17 years. Her website is activatedlearning. org. Carol-Anne Bush, MA, is an executive function coach in the San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Bush' s experience in K-12 education spans three continents and over three decades. After a long teaching career in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, she served in various leadership roles, including multiple assistant headships. Ms. Bush' s expertise includes student, teacher, and parent mentorship; stakeholder communication; curriculum design; and whole-school strategy and steering. She is a certified Level III trainer in the Activated Learning approach, and is an ADHD-Certified Educator through the Professional Education Systems Institute. Her website is www. mulberrycoaching. com. Peg Dawson, EdD, is a psychologist on the staff of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders at Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She also does professional development training on executive skills for schools and organizations nationally and internationally. Dr. Dawson is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP' s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is coauthor of bestselling books for general readers, including Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Smart but Scattered--and Stalled(with a focus on emerging adults), and The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success (with a focus on adults). Dr. Dawson is also coauthor of The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition, and books for professionals including Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition.

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