Free Webinar: Motivation, Effort, and Executive Function

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Are you looking for a tool to better understand your students’ executive function strategy use and their motivation and effort? Join our free webinar to learn about the MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit.

What is the MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit?

The MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit is an interactive executive function survey tool that features two surveys:

  • STRATUS (Strategy Use Survey), which highlights students’ perceptions of their use of planning, organizing, memorizing, shifting, and self-checking strategies
  • ME (Motivation and Effort Survey), which helps teachers understand what motivates their students and helps them persevere, and allows students to share how much effort they put into various subjects and academic tasks

Benefits of the MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit

This unique survey system:

  • Enables students to understand and reflect on their personalized EF and motivation/effort profiles
  • Provides teachers with a class summary and action plan framework based on their students’ needs
  • Can be used by educators and educational therapists to spark conversation with students about their EF strengths, challenges, and motivation

Learn more

Attend our free webinar about the MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET


  • What is the relationship between motivation, effort, and executive function strategy use?
  • How can we measure these important components of successful learning?
  • How can we use that knowledge to inform instruction, build relationships with our students, and help them become strategic and self-aware learners?


  • Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D., President and Director of the Research Institute for Learning and Development (ResearchILD)
  • Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., ResearchILD Associate
  • Manu Shahi, B.B.A., Educational Consultant and SMARTS + MetaCOG user

We look forward to sharing with you the ways MetaCOG can help you and your students understand their executive function strategy use, motivation, and effort!

  • Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Associate

SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum:

Research Institute for Learning and Development: