The Importance of Executive Functioning

Building and maintaining strong executive functioning skills is key

The link between Executive functioning skills and stress is research based. Greater stress occurs when people are disorganised, have poor time management and are unable to self-regulate. I am not sure that there is a natural connection in our minds between executive function and wellness. But I believe there is a strong connection, and that teaching executive functioning skills to students as early as possible will benefit them when facing the unavoidable pressures of being a student.

In addition to benefitting students, improving executive functioning skills of teachers has been shown to decrease stress, increase productivity and improve workplace satisfaction. Helping teachers and students to understand and improve their executive functioning abilities is an important step in creating a positive academic experience for students and a positive work experience for teachers.

What one strategy would you share with your students to improve their executive functioning skills

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