Windward Teacher Training Institute: Executive Function Skills In Children: What You Need to Know and Why It Matters
April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
One of the newest findings in child development is the importance of executive function, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager.” Executive function is responsible for self-monitoring, planning, organizing, and is related to both emotional regulation and resilience. It is critical for social development, family relationships, and academics. Many choices we make as adults can impact the development of executive function in children as it evolves from infancy to young adulthood. In this workshop, Dr. Mark Bertin, the distinguished author of numerous books on child development, will include a discussion of how research on executive function can guide teachers and parents in making wise decisions with children of any age.