SMARTS Conversation: Reading and Writing

When it comes to reading and writing, the EF demands of reading are often overlooked. Students may struggle to approach demanding reading and writing tasks strategically, relying on inefficient habits and giving up in frustration. In this session, we will explore the lessons and strategies that make reading and writing a breeze. We will also […]

SMARTS Conversation: Goal Setting

Goal setting is at the heart of executive function. However, misaligned expectations and a lack of effective strategies can hinder students’ ability to set appropriately challenging and motivating goals. In this session, we will explore the importance of teaching strategies for goal setting across grades and content areas. Join Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Shelly Levy, M.Ed., […]

SMARTS Conversation: Standardized Tests

Standardized tests can be a daunting experience for students, but with the right strategies and support, they can excel and achieve their desired scores. In this session, we will explore the importance of teaching practical test-taking strategies that can be used across tests to not only boost scores but to improve student confidence for the […]

SMARTS Conversation: Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) has emerged as a crucial element of a well-rounded education. Nurturing students' social and emotional competencies is essential for their overall well-being, academic success, and future readiness. In this session, we will delve into the world of effective SEL strategies, equipping you with the tools to empower students to navigate their emotions, […]

SMARTS Conversation: Technology (AI, writing, and more!)

In today's world, technology is radically changing many aspects of our lives, and executive function is no exception. In some cases, technology represents a dangerous “shortcut” that can undermine student learning and their ability to engage in EF related tasks down the road; however, when used properly, technology can make EF demands more visible and […]

SMARTS Conversation: Stop, Review, and Reflect

As the year draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the milestones achieved and the lessons learned. Join us for a year-end wrap-up session where we'll take a look back at the transformative journey of empowering students through executive function strategies. In our final conversation of the year, Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Shelly Levy, […]