Self Regulation in Children: Improving Skills Related to Executive Function

The Harvard Graduate School of Education members Stephanie M. Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Sophie P. Barnes, and Ann Partee released a project report highlighting how to define executive functioning, as well as national efforts to support this skill-set. They feature Tools of the Mind, Lumosity, the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, the KIPP Foundation, and […]

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Advantages of Early Childhood Education: A Great ROI

According to recent research by Professor and Nobel-winning economist James Heckman, high-quality early childhood development programs can deliver an annual return of 13% per child on upfront costs through better outcomes in education, health, employment and social behavior. “Investing in the continuum of learning from birth to age 5 not only impacts each child, but […]

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Measuring Executive Function in Montessori Schools and Beyond

We have teamed up with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector to provide the Developmental Environment Rating Scale, or DERS, and the MEFS app to Montessori schools across the nation. Click here for more information and to find out how you can get started.

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Noticing Signs of Executive Function Difficulties in the Classroom

Teachers know there’s more to their job than following the curriculum and hoping students follow along. They need to be able to identify when a student is struggling and do everything they can to help them improve. In every classroom there are students who show loads of potential, but are held back by their inability […]

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Executive Function Strategies for Parents: Goldilocks Parenting

Reflection Sciences Co-founder Dr. Stephanie Carlson explains how “goldilocks” parenting, or finding techniques that are “just right” for a child’s autonomy development, affects the child’s executive function development. When parents interact with their child in a way that balances patience, helpfulness, and involvedness, the child develops the ability to reflection on choices and make decisions according to their […]

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