Why do some college students struggle with prioritizing, time management, organization, and sustaining effort or attention? These struggles could be the result of Executive Function (EF) challenges. EF refers to brain-based abilities that allow us to manage our energy, thoughts, planning skills, and helps us to focus on our goals, which in turn, enables us to get things done. This workshop will provide a an overview of executive function and explore how college educators can use an inquiry-based approach to support students in learning to successfully manage the EF challenges present in their classrooms.
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Understand EF constructs
2. Build a common vocabulary about key concepts
3. Understand basic brain biology pertaining to EF
4. Implement specific techniques to support working memory, time management, self-regulation, task initiation and completion, and organization
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