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Enhancing Executive Function

    1. An aerial shot of five high school students sitting at a wooden picnic table outside with laptops, tablets, and notebooks open, working on math problems with rulers and graphs.
      Brain-Based Learning

      Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds

      Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing, prioritizing, improving their working memory, and mapping their options.
    2. A mom and daughter are walking side by side in the produce aisle of a grocery store, pushing a regular and kid-sized shopping cart.
      Brain-Based Learning

      Engaging Parental Support for Smarter Thinking

      Parents can help develop their children's executive function by modeling inquiry and reasoning, demonstrating real-world uses for what they learn in school, and creating an ideal study space.
    3. Illustration representing a teen brain
      Brain-Based Learning

      The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

      Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, adolescents are primed to improve their performance in school—and beyond. Here’s how to help.
    4. A woman and a young child play together.
      Brain-Based Learning

      Simple Ways to Help Young Kids Develop Self-Control

      Here’s how you can help kids—your students and your own children—build skills that are critical for regulating their emotions and behavior.
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