SMARTS Director Lynn Meltzer has written and edited many books on executive function, strategy instruction, and how to empower students with learning differences. But what you may not know is that Guilford Press offers free sample chapters of many of her books.
The research in these books forms the bedrock of the SMARTS Online program. Personally, I have found Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom to be a helpful guide to navigating the world of executive function. From the description:
Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also shows how to differentiate instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations.
If you’d like to know more about the research behind SMARTS Online, check out all of Dr. Meltzer’s books at Guilford Press and get some summer reading done!
Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager