This week, I’m excited to share with you two different posts (written by yours truly) on websites other than Bay Tree Blog.
Today’s article is on Adrianne Meldrum’s website, The Tutor House, and features actionable strategies for supporting students with executive functioning weaknesses. The Tutor House is a beautiful site, and if you have a moment, you should check out some of Adrianne’s terrific resources there.
I’ll get you started on today’s article right here, but to finish reading this post, you’ll need to hop over to Adrianne’s blog. Please enjoy!
Why Your Students Can’t Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It)
So, your students forget to turn their homework in too?
Mine certainly do.
Maybe you also have students who can’t sit still? Who can’t follow instructions? Who’s backpacks make your recycling bin look organized?
It’s not like your students aren’t capable. They’re bright, imaginative, and kind. Heck, they even fix your pencil sharpener for you!
Despite your best efforts, your students just don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
You might be wondering, “What am I doing wrong?”
If your disorganized, distracted students aren’t making sufficient progress, chances are good they struggle with executive function deficits.
The normal tricks of the trade aren’t going to cut it. You need explicit, strength-based strategies for supporting these different learners.
To find out my “explicit, strength-based” strategy recomendations for supporting students with executive function challenges, hop over the Tutor House. Here are links to both parts (1 and 2) of this article:
Thanks, Adrianne, for helping me spread the word!
P.S. – One of my talented students is over the moon to share her very own monkey picture with everyone. You’ll have to go read the rest of the article to figure out how this is relevant!