How to Teach Executive Functions for Homeschoolers and Distance Learners

We now have a nation of homeschoolers. Prior to March 2020, only about 4% of parents were choosing to homeschool their children, while a recent poll by Outschool indicated that […]

Is it ADHD or Executive Functioning?

Aidan is a very capable student; however, he seems to struggle to finish his school work and he is very forgetful. When he does finish his homework, he will often […]

Three Ways Outschool Makes Screen Time into Learning Time

Your kids are bored. They are stuck at home and can’t visit their friends or participate in sports. They aren’t going to school or able to attend extracurricular activities. They […]

What Are Executive Functions? The Importance of Working Memory

Executive functions (EFs)  are brain-based cognitive skills that help with decision-making and self-control. EFs help with figuring out what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. […]

Four Tips on How to Reward Sustained Attention and Effort

One of the methods I use to encourage myself on tasks such as writing an article or a report is to reward myself with a cup of coffee or a […]

Three Tips for Getting Your Kids to Learn: Detect, Reflect, and Connect

How do people learn? Psychologists have been grappling with this question for the past century. Fifty years ago the prevailing psychological theory of learning came from the behaviorist camp associated […]

Five Tips to Homeschool Your Child with Video Games and YouTube

I think kids should go to school 12 months a year. Of course, this does not mean that kids should spend 12 months in a classroom, but rather they should […]

What Does Your Child Learn From Playing Minecraft?

If you’ve ever wondered if your children are learning anything when they’re playing Minecraft, have no fears. Minecraft is one of the best video games children can play. While I […]

Five Reasons Executive Functions Are the Most Important Skills to Teach Your Children in the 2020s

Parents naturally want their children to have better lives than they do and are rightfully concerned that their children’s futures will not be as good as their own.  Uncertainties about […]

Module 3: Executive Functions and Thinking Skills

LearningWorks Live Instructor TrainingModule 3What Are Executive Functions? Executive functions are brain-based cognitive skills that facilitate critical thinking and self-regulation. Executive functions call upon the prefrontal cortex of our brains [...]