Many bright and capable students don't succeed like they should because of deficits in their executive skills, such as working memory. By the time these students are in high school, these skills can be so insufficient to meet school demands that it can take many months or years to help them get where they need to be. Starting early is key
to helping these students succeed and that is why I have started this series on executive function.
This interactive lesson explains in kid-friendly terms what working memory is and includes tips and games to reinforce the concept.
Each lesson in this executive function series includes a mini intro PowerPoint to explain executive functions. It is the same intro for each lesson, so if you have purchased another lesson from this series it won't be necessary to start with it.
Overview of Working Memory PowerPoint :
• Begins by explaining that different types of memories are stored in different areas, with visuals.
• Introduces the concept of working memory and its limitations (can only hold a small amount of information and can't hold onto it very long)
• Student learn strategies to get around some of the working memory weaknesses, such as chunking, connecting to prior knowledge, and saying, writing, and visualizing information to keep it longer.
• Ends with games designed to increase students' ability to chunk and make connections and improve their working memory.
• Bonus PowerPoint that has extra games so students can get more reinforcement as needed.
More in this series:
Planning & Organizing PowerPoint Bundle