Executive Functioning Skills Workbook - Digital Distance Learning & Print

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6th - 10th
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Teach about specific executive functioning skills with this advanced workbook, including: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Detailed information, compensatory strategies, examples, practice, and meanginful activities are included for every executive functioning skill. With over 130 pages, you will have everything you need to teach these skills thoroughly! These are great materials to use with middle and high school students.

Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?

Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills. With that said, all learners can benefit from learning about their own executive functioning skills. These are simple giving kids and teens the tools they need to reach their own individual goals.

How to Use

Use this workbook right alongside learners while discussing, modeling, and practicing skills together. The idea is to help students become strategic learners and fill their toolboxes with strategies they can use in school and beyond. Because it is a workbook, it is no prep for the educator.

Integrating Student Curriculum

Several of the activities encourage students to think about their own current curriculum, classes, homework, and projects. This is to help students generalize skills and make them more meaningful for each learner.

Digital and Print Versions

Digital Version Included: Revised to include a digital version for Google Slides. To access the digital online version, use the "Digital Directions." Click the link and choose "copy" to get your own paper-free document that students can use on computers or tablets. Text boxes have already been added to make it easier for you and your learners!

A printable version is also included, which can be printed as worksheets or put together as a workbook.

Table of Contents

Introduction to EF Skills & Strategies

• Executive Functioning Pre/Post Quiz

• What is Executive Functioning?

• Knowing Your Strengths

• Being a Strategic Learner

• Empowering Yourself to Reach Goals

• Executive Functioning Skills at a Glance

• Executive Functioning Self-Assessment

• Executive Functioning Self-Assessment Reflection


• All About Planning

• How Planning Affects Other Skills

• Keeping a Daily Planner

• Using a Calendar

• Homework Planning

• Weekly Planning

• Planning for Long Term

• Planning for Short Term

• Writing Measurable Goals

• Planning with Lists

• Habits & Routines to Help with Planning

• Templates to Use

• Reflection


• All About Organization

• How Organization Affects Other Skills

• Organizing School Materials

• At-Home Organization

• Weekly Binder Checks

• Daily Checklists

• Organizing for a Project

• Templates to Use

• Reflection

Time Management

• All About Time Management

• How Time Management Affects Other Skills

• Estimating Time for Tasks

• Pacing Yourself

• Meeting Deadlines

• Work-Leisure Balance

• Prioritizing

• Setting Goals

• Minimizing Distractions

• Templates to Use

• Reflection

Task Initiation

• All About Task Initiation

• How Task Initiation Affects Other Skills

• Overcoming Procrastination

• Chunking Tasks

• Making a Plan

• Cues and Reminders

• Strategies for Getting Stuck

• Rewarding Yourself

• Templates to Use

• Reflection

Working Memory

• All About Working Memory

• How Working Memory Affects Other Skills

• Strategies to Compensate for Your Memory

• Paraphrasing Information

• Repeat It Back

• Practicing Mindfulness

• Reflection


• All About Metacognition

• How Metacognition Affects Other Skills

• Always Improving Your Learning

• Knowing How You Learn

• Understanding Your Learning Target

• Self-Monitoring Your Learning

• Sticky Notes to Self-Monitor

• Evaluating Your Learning

• Reflection


• All About Self-Control

• How Self-Control Affects Other Skills

• Knowing When You Lose Control

• Practicing Self-Control: Blurt

• Practicing Self-Control: Dance-a-thon

• Stop & Think

• I-Statements

• Strategies for Anger & Emotions

• Templates to Use

• Reflection

Sustained Attention

• All About Sustained Attention

• How Sustained Attention Affects Other Skills

• Identifying & Avoiding Distractors

• How to “Pay Attention”

• Behaviors Aligned with Paying Attention

• Strategies for Keeping Focus

• Shifting Attention

• Practicing Attention: Listening for Key Word

• Practicing Attention: Simon Says

• Templates to Use

• Reflection


• All About Flexibility

• How Flexibility Affects Other Skills

• Dealing with Change

• Handling Frustration

• Problem Solving Skills

• Considering Others’ Perspectives

• Trying New Things

• Reflection


• All About Perseverance

• How Perseverance Affects Other Skills

• People Who Persevered

• How Hard Work Pays Off

• Reflecting on Your Own Perseverance

• Persevering In Your Life

• Strategies to Stick With It

• Encouraging Yourself

• Staying Goal-Oriented

• Fine-Tuning Your Level of Perseverance

• Knowing When and How to Get Help

• Practicing Perseverance: Brainteasers

• Practicing Perseverance: Riddles

• Quotes About Perseverance

• Reflection

Note that upon download, you will receive both a black/white AND color version of the workbook!

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Target executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes over 300 pages full of lessons, templates, and workbook pages to teach about study strategies and executive functioning skills. It includes a HUGE selection of my executive functioning and study skills materials in one place.

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