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Dr. Nancy Sulla’s Blog

Focus 2020: Executive Function Fuels Goal Achievement

The year 2020 reminds me of perfect vision! 2019 was a year of many initiatives, goals, and needs; it’s time to put everything in focus. This post is one in a series of six to get ready for the new year . . . Higher test scores, social and emotional learning, equity-driven classrooms, personalized learning, […]

The SuperSkills of Leadership Require Executive Function

In my book, Building Executive Function: The Missing Link of Student Achievement, I view the forty key executive function skills through the lens of life skills they support: You can access the full “mapping” of the forty executive function skills to these levels through MyQPortal — our instructional resource; just click here and then click […]

Why a Winter LATIC Cohort Can Be a Transformational Win!

I’m often asked, “When is the best time to start a cohort of teachers designing Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms with you?” My answer is always, “There is no best time; different times have their advantages.” An eight-day summer workshop is critical (coupled with a leadership session). In thirty years of working to transform classrooms and educators’ […]

Student-Driven Differentiation

There is a big paradigm shift looming in education: the need to shift focus from teaching to learning, from teacher as information deliverer to teacher as facilitator of learning. That means on any given day, the teacher’s primary focus should be not on a lesson plan or textbook page, but on a student, and another, […]