Unlocking Students’ Potential: Strategies for Well-Rounded Individuals

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ResearchILD is excited to host a number of educational specialists, SMARTS experts, and teacher trainers at our 38th Annual Executive Function Conference on November 9 and 10. These speakers will share practical strategies you can bring to your classroom on Monday morning.

In this post, we’re excited to introduce four of the eleven concurrent presentations. These pre-recorded concurrent sessions will be available starting the week of November 6. Conference attendees will have unlimited access to all concurrent sessions and the recordings of the live plenary sessions through January 15, 2024. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks to learn more about this year’s presenters.

From Frenzied to Focused: Time Management and Organization Strategies for School and Home

Michael Greschler, M.Ed., and Mindy Scirri, Ph.D.

This presentation lays the cornerstone for effective learning by teaching crucial skills like time management, organization, and task prioritization in elementary school and beyond. It empowers students to become masters of their own schedules, fostering a sense of independence on their academic journey.

Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning: Strategies for Perspective Taking and Self-Awareness

Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S., and Jessica Chiusolo, M.Ed.

This session dives deep into emotional intelligence and social skills for students from elementary through high school, highlighting the significance of understanding one’s emotions and the feelings of others. These skills are pivotal for nurturing empathetic, emotionally intelligent individuals who can navigate school and life.

Overcoming Math Anxiety with Executive Function Strategies

Joan Steinberg, M.Ed.

This presentation tackles a common educational hurdle: math anxiety. Firstly, it will equip educators with concrete strategies to help their students tackle math-related challenges. Moreover, it will empower students with the self-confidence to face complex subjects head-on. This presentation acts as a confidence booster, proving that success in mathematics is achievable for all.

Resilient Preschools: Opening the Window for Learning in Early Childhood

Julie Dunstan, Ph.D., Susannah Cole, M.Ed., and Stephanie Guthman, Ph.D.

This session recognizes the importance of early education and the need for preschool environments that foster resilience, curiosity, and adaptability. Instilling these qualities from a young age sets the stage for a lifelong love for learning, emphasizing that the process of education is just as important as its outcomes.

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All concurrent presentations serve as a dynamic toolkit for parents, educators, and students, offering a range of strategies and insights to shape the well-rounded individuals of tomorrow. Collectively, these presentations intertwine to create a comprehensive framework for nurturing academically proficient students and emotionally intelligent, socially adept, and resilient individuals.

To hear from these presenters and more, we invite you to attend ResearchILD’s 38th Annual Executive Function Conference on November 9 and 10, 2023.

  • Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Associate

SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum: smarts-ef.org

Research Institute for Learning and Development: researchild.org



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