“The best thing I learned in SMARTS is that I am smarter than I thought!”
Does your child lose papers or pencils, have trouble getting started or finishing an assignment, or get “stuck” doing a problem when one method doesn’t work? Does your child turn in work that is disorganized or unchecked? Does your child have difficulty remembering terms or procedures, have lots of great ideas but struggles to organize written assignments, or get overwhelmed and give up—at least temporarily, until you help your child work through it? No worries! The SMARTS executive function curriculum is now available to families like yours! Welcome to [email protected]!
HOW [email protected] EXECUTIVE FUNCTION STRATEGIES CAN HELP:
[email protected] is an Elementary age program for parents to use with their children, Grades 2-6.
Imagine if you provided your child with a set of SMARTS executive function strategies that could improve your child’s performance and confidence in these areas:
Who Should Use [email protected]?
Designed for use in the home, in an environment where a parent and a child spend dedicated time together. Unlike our original SMARTS program designed for teachers, [email protected] requires one-on-one attention and interaction — time away from other distractions, time that is dedicated to changing a child’s attitude and perceptions about learning. [email protected] is ideal for:
Executive function strategies are an important part of homeschool instruction. [email protected] is flexible and its short lessons are fun, adaptable, and relevant across a wide range of academic and non-academic needs. Read more about how homeschool families are using [email protected] in their teaching.
Even when children attend traditional brick-and-mortar schools, parents are on the front line when it comes to executive function challenges. [email protected] is a powerful resource, giving parents and children the tools for success both in school and at home. The short lessons can fit easily into a busy afterschool schedule, and the flexible curriculum provides options for how deep to take the learning. There are also materials that can be used to communicate with teachers and other adults invested in your child’s education. Read more about how [email protected] can benefit afterschool learners.
Tested and proven, [email protected] contains all the features a parent needs to teach executive function strategies at home.
READY TO USE LESSONS:
All you need to do is read over the background of the unit and lesson plan and print whatever is needed. Then sit with your child and go through each lesson.
Because the program is designed to be used at home, you have the option to determine your lesson schedule and how much time you spend on each lesson or unit. You can also modify instruction by determining question levels and allowing your child choices for certain activities (i.e., to draw, talk, act, etc.). Finally, you can determine how you want to embed the strategies — both within the academic content of your child’s schooling and in the daily activities of your home.
With [email protected], you have a smorgasbord of resources, like a program tutorial video, FAQ page, and list of resources. You also have access to ResearchILD’s publications, webinars, conferences, blogs, and an amazing SMARTS team!
How to Use [email protected]
[email protected] is an easy-to-use complete curriculum — tested with families like yours, and proven to improve your child’s ability to learn. Starting with Unit 1, your and your child will learn new approaches that make learning fun! The program uses what your child is good at to gain confidence and resilience to use the next time they encounter an obstacle.
How to Get [email protected]
[email protected] is sold as a monthly subscription. Each month, you will receive the next unit, complete with videos, activities, extensions and more! Each unit focuses on a specific theme that builds on the EF strategies learned in previous months. In addition to six units of material, your subscription provides access to support and training, allowing you to move through the program at your own pace, making connections and empowering your children to master the executive function strategies they need to be successful.
You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Here are some frequently asked questions about [email protected]:
Yes! [email protected] is designed to be used one-on-one with an adult guiding a child through the instruction and activities. However, the program has several features that make it possible to use with more than one child:
- The online activities reset after each use, so additional children can do the activities in succession. The work of each individual child can be saved or printed.
- Handouts can be downloaded and printed or completed digitally to produce separate portfolios for each child.
- Some activities provide options for differentiation that can be based on age and/or learning profile.
- Some activities can easily be done in small groups.
SMARTS@Home is an excellent way to support your homeschool student(s).
[email protected] teaches EF strategies that will help them to understand how they learn, and what works best in different situations. Strategies learned connect to curriculum content and application to all academic areas, as well as application outside of school. The [email protected] program includes Resources for Homeschool.