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Focus 2020: Systems!

This post is sixth and final in my Focus 2020 series for the new year. Here are the links if you missed the earlier posts: – Executive Function Fuels Goal Achievement – Engagement First; Achievement Will Follow – Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It” – Prioritize Student Choice – Teacher as Curator I don’t […]

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 […]

SEL in the Student-Driven Classroom

The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (LATIC) is a social learning environment that builds student responsibility for learning. It is a veritable playground for promoting Social and Emotional learning (SEL). What does a typical moment look like in such a student-driven learning environment? Students: Are excited to tackle developing a solution to a real-world problem as part […]