Middle School Students Learn About Executive Function Skills

Last week during flex period, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) team met with all middle school students to discuss how students learn differently and the importance of executive function skills for success in life and learning. Executive functions are a set of mental skills needed to learn, work, and manage daily life.
Developing these skills begins in infancy and continues through early adulthood. Struggles may occur if skills are not well-developed to meet the demands of school and life. To support all middle school students and the development of their executive function skills, the ARC team will help students identify their executive strengths and challenges and teach skills for use in their personal and school lives. During pack time, students learned about executive function skills in greater detail and completed a personal skill inventory.
Parents interested in learning about executive functions and ways to help children at home, can click on the link below from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The ARC team is looking forward to working with all students in the middle school to increase their awareness and use of executive skills.
Executive Functioning Activities for Adolescents - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University