Executive functions are the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills students need for learning. Many of our students who struggle would be capable of understanding academic content, if only they could find their materials, focus on their lessons, manage their emotions, remember information, or get started on their work. When students become aware of their needs and develop executive function skills, they become confident, lifelong learners who finally begin to achieve the academic success they didn’t know was possible.
We understand the biggest obstacles for teaching executive functions are the right tools and enough time, and that is why we created an executive function system for educators. The online platform, combined with the lessons and educator guides gives teachers a solution that is applicable, easy to use, and effective. The Cerebrate lessons and application ideas are based on the leading executive function research and were created by a team of school psychologists, classroom teachers, educational coaches, and curriculum specialists. The Cerebrate platform provides a tool to evaluate executive function deficiencies and lessons that address the associated learning challenges, giving educators the ability to teach exactly what their students need.
Cerebrate develops skills that benefit all learners. From the student who seems lost most days to the student who seems to have it all together, executive function strategies can bring every student to the next level of learning. Consider the eight functions below to see how your current students could benefit from developing skills to overcome their challenges.
Studies explicitly show that executive function skill development leads to improvements in learning and academic achievement. Specifically, the data illustrates an increase in reading, writing, and math success, as well as a rise in test scores. It has also been discovered that executive function instruction with a minimal impact to the normal learning schedule still delivers significant improvement in achievement scores.
Much of our research has been summarized and can be read below.Read Summaries