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Patricia W. Newhall
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Researchers generally agree that the term “executive function” describes the brain’s ability to manage goal-oriented behavior: setting goals, developing and following plans to achieve them, evaluating progress toward them, and adjusting attitudes and behaviors to meet the goal. When the cognitive and psychological processes coordinated by executive function are disrupted, or the coordination itself is weakened, the result is typically learning difficulties and poor academic performance.
In this book, you’ll find
This book does not advocate changing what works in your classroom. Instead, it offers a lens through which readers might understand some roadblocks to student success, and suggestions for approaches to get around them.
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PATRICIA W. NEWHALL, M.A., M.S.Ed., is Associate Director of the Landmark School Outreach Program. A teacher of literature, writing, and study skills since 1987, she has taught at the middle school, high school, college and post-graduate levels, and has worked in public and independent schools. In her publications, lectures, and graduate courses, she shares research about learning disabilities and differences, and the teaching strategies essential to building the skills and confidence of struggling learners. Newhall’s books include Executive Function: Foundations for Learning and Teaching; Language-Based Learning Disabilities; Study Skills: Research-Based Teaching Strategies; and Teaching Independent Minds.
content area: literacy | struggling students | instructional strategies | brain and learning
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