Supporting Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom
Recorded Access Until January 30, 2023
Executive functioning skills, like organization, focus, and controlling impulses and emotions, are needed by all students. Students need support in the classroom to strengthen their executive functioning skills. Throughout this four part series, participants will learn more about what executive functioning skills are and strategies to incorporate into the classroom to support all students in strengthening these skills to improve both their social skills and increase their academic achievement.
Session #1: Executive Functioning Basics - During this session, participants will gain an understanding of executive functioning skills and the brain and learn about creating the environment in the classroom to foster growth with the skills.
Session #2: Organization and Planning - During this session, participants will learn about how to support students with organization, time management, task initiation, and planning.
Session #3: Emotions and Self-Awareness- During this session, participants will gain an understanding of how to support students with their impulses, emotional control and self-awareness.
Session #4: Attention and Memory - This session will focus on strategies to support students in increasing and focusing their attention, understanding metacognition, and enhancing their memory.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
Learn practical and effective strategies to support students with their executive functioning skills in the classroom
Gain an understanding of how the brain uses and learns executive functioning skills
Create an action plan for incorporating executive functioning skills and strategies into the classroom
Nicole Mashock has 17 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as a middle school Business Education Teacher, an instructional technology coach, and a founder and teacher at a 6-12, STEM project based learning charter school where she specialized in literacy-based instruction. Currently, she is a 6-12 Instructional Coach for the Winneconne Community School District located in Wisconsin.
Nicole is an instructional leader who focuses on meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Through professional learning workshops in multiple areas and individual and team coaching, she creates opportunities for others to learn about research based strategies and develop plans to use these practices in the classroom. Nicole has extensive experience in building community and relationships with students, developing student agency in the classroom, differentiation and social emotional learning, standards and target based grading, and literacy practices. She is an innovative practitioner and learner who wants to support teachers in finding their unique strengths to