We can improve children’s executive function skills or “Cognitive Skills” as we call them in our direct instruction method for teaching children how:
1. Their brain works
2. What executive function skills are
3. How to identify what skill you are needing when
Teaching children to identify the task and sub-tasks, as well as when and how they will tackle each task is a helpful way to encourage metacognitive thinking.
In our current Bloom Brainsmarts training, we are talking about how to use executive functions to help children approach their homework, turning information into knowledge. Here is an activity in video from 70 Play Activities to help you guide the way.
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