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Game Plan: Executive Function in Sports!

– Focus? – Remember details? – Follow multiple steps? – See multiple sides to a situation? – Think about multiple concepts simultaneously? – Anticipate? – Create mental images? – Generate possible solutions? – Predict outcomes? – Apply former approaches to new situations? – Be creative? These are just some of the 40 skills of executive […]

Hybrid Learning Environments: The Instructional Trajectory

The shift to hybrid learning environments brings with it some different responsibilities for teachers. Whereas when all the students are in the room, you can “swoop in” to clarify or redirect, you can “go with the flow” and adjust your plans on the spot, and you don’t have to anticipate as much as react . […]

Hybrid Instructional Activities

While there is certainly a place in a hybrid learning environment for face-to-face (in-person or remote) instruction, a large part of a student’s day when working from home or school needs to involve engaging in tackling instructional activities. For the greatest results, start with thinking through how we learn and selecting activities to support that. […]

Anchoring the Learning

We all learn best when we are motivated to learn, and the intrinsic motivation of interest, pride, and “felt need” works much better than the extrinsic motivation of rewards, peer pressure, and fear! When students alternate between learning in school and learning remotely at home, how can educators ensure an “Atmosphere of Continual Motivation” to […]