Brains are built, not born. According to this short video from Harvard University, the interactions we have with others plays a strong role in human brain development. I love how this video shows a lot of peer interactions.
Here is a great video that details what executive functioning is and how it can impact learning. It also provides suggestions and strategies for helping students improve executive functioning skills. I suggest watching this video when planning lessons that will be used to develop these skills.
Coming up with practical student interventions during studies on executive function can be a challenge. This text provides a variety of resources and advice on the use of assessment tools, reports, and other tests that are used to evaluate levels of executive function. It also provides suggestions as to how these skills can be improved, including pragmatic play with peers. I think this book would be a great resource for anyone studying the development of executive function.
The development of executive function is a widely studied area by psychologists because young students often show deficiencies with some of its basic skills. This ebook is a complete summary of executive function and does a wonderful job of detailing all that is known about it. If teachers read this book they will be better versed in the topic and the challenges it presents.
Harvard University has developed an interactive training course that takes the user through the concepts involved with executive function. Blending instruction with video interviews and examples, this is a great resource that all teachers should view. They will be much more knowledgeable about the topic and see a difference in their classrooms as a result.