Using these comprehension strategies can be very beneficial, but the big win for the learner is that he is actually engaged in metacognition. The number of passive readers in the average classroom cannot be overstated. When the teacher questions a student after reading a paragraph, page or chapter, that deer-in-the-headlights look is by no means unusual.
So getting comfortable in the process of asking questions is very important. That’s why it’s a good idea to begin early. Here are some strategies for strengthening the questioning skills in your students.
"No man is free who cannot control himself."
Executive functioning skills can make or break a life - whether academically, in business, or even in a marriage. These three skills: self-control, flexibility, and organization, in particular, starkly illustrate both success and failure. Knowing how to better navigate each of these potential minefields will build the odds of success in your favor, regardless of your age!
We’ve all heard the saying, “Fail to plan...plan to fail.”
Planning and time management are critical to success in any context - school, work, and family life. Because these two Executive Functioning Skills go hand-in-hand, we’re presenting them together.
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I've got another special post! I am thrilled to have a second guest blogger here on my site! I posted
in one of the Facebook groups I belong to and asked for writers to share their knowledge and expertise and I'm so fortunate that Becky responded! She's a wealth of knowledge and her passion is Executive Functioning, a subject that I personally am interested in learning more about.
Keep reading to learn more and stay tuned for future posts!
Where are my KEYS?” you scream-whisper as you search frantically through the piles in your kitchen.
You are late, low on gas, and hiding a wrinkled shirt with a sloppy cardigan because you forgot the iron is broken.
Sound familiar? If so, you already know a little about Executive Functioning Skills, and just how much they impact your life.
Executive Functioning Skills Are Literally Running Your Life
How can simply planning ahead or focusing your attention have such a broad impact? Think about it. Today’s students are tomorrow’s teachers, doctors, mechanics, electricians, political leaders, law enforcement officers, etc. When they have the skills and abilities to get along with others and collaborate to reach a common objective, it moves our society forward.
- Classroom Teacher
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