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Building Executive Function

The Missing Link to Student Achievement

By Nancy Sulla

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196 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Educators clamor to provide top-notch lessons and resources for students, but if students lack executive function, even the best materials won't produce the desired results. If students haven’t developed the brain-based skills to focus, catch and correct errors, identify cause-and-effect relationships, and more, they can't make sense of lessons. Executive function is the missing link to student achievement. But how can you develop this in the classroom?

In this new book, bestselling author Nancy Sulla has the answers. She explains how building executive function requires a combination of activities, structures, and teacher facilitation strategies aimed at six increasingly complex life skills that should be the goal of any school: conscious control, engagement, collaboration, empowerment, efficacy, and leadership. She also offers a variety of examples, activities, and structures fit for every grade level and subject area. With the book’s practical strategies and tools, you will be inspired, armed, and ready to establish a clear framework for building executive function in all of your students.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: The Power, Promise, and Pitfalls of Executive Function

Chapter 2: Attaining Conscious Control (#EF_ConsciousControl)

Chapter 3: Moving From Compliance to Engagement (#EF_Engagement)

Chapter 4: Mastering the Art of Collaboration (#EF_Collaboration)

Chapter 5: Embracing Empowerment (#EF_Empowerment)

Chapter 6: Developing Efficacy (#EF_Efficacy)

Chapter 7: Demonstrating Leadership (#EF_Leadership)

Chapter 8: Building Executive Function Through Teacher Facilitation

Chapter 9: Not a Course, But a Culture

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I

Appendix J

Appendix K

About the Author

Nancy Sulla is the founder and President of IDE Corp. (Innovative Designs for Education), a consulting company specializing in instructional and organizational design.

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