Executive Function and Academic Success

Katrina Schwartz, writing for Mind/Shift, outlines the work of noted doctor and executive function researcher Bruce Wexler. His research and intervention program “Activate” asserts that explicit instruction in executive function skills is a necessary part of academic success.  The article also cites the experiences of the Carlisle Area Nevada school district to demonstrate the positive impacts of teaching executive function skills in a cross-curricular model.

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