Jackie, Director of Executive Function Coaching at Prepped and Polished in Wellesley, Massachusetts breaks down the definition of executive functioning and how you can apply better EF skills in your everyday life.

Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about what executive functioning is and also how it affects a student’s learning.

What is executive functioning?

Executive functioning is defined as the set of skills and cognitive processes that dictate one’s ability to successfully engage in goal-oriented tasks.

One of the primary forces that dictates the quality as well as efficacy of student learning is executive functioning skills. When students come in for executive functioning coaching, they often recognize that they’re struggling to interact with academics in the way that they used to but they can’t exactly pinpoint why.

This, however, can lead to a sense of frustration as students work harder and longer without improving their academic success. They also end up feeling a bit hopeless because they don’t feel like they have control over their academic fate. Our executive functioning coaching here in our program allows students to figure out why and what skills they need to implement to improve the way that they interact with academics. It also develops a set of skills that will help them in and outside the classroom.

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