Executive Functioning Skills Workbook & Worksheets for Middle & High School

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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, attention, flexible thinking, and perseverance. Detailed information, compensatory strategies, examples, practice, and meaningful 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 some of the most important building blocks for academic, social, and personal success. They include our ability to plan, organize, start tasks, manage time, problem-solve through challenges, and persevere to meet our goals.

Ultimately, these are skills that all learners can learn about, build, and strengthen with practice. By teaching self-awareness about the skills and compensatory strategies, we can help learners build them over time.

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

• Building Your Knowledge

• 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

• Practicing Self-Control: Dance-a-thon

• Stop & Think

• I-Statements

• Strategies for Anger & Emotions

• Templates to Use

• Reflection

Attention & Focus

• All About Attention

• How 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

Flexible Thinking

• All About Flexible Thinking

• 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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