How to support your students’ executive functioning skills with the help of your LMS

Academic achievement is the final goal of a student’s educational journey. However, to reach optimal results, students need several skills such as critical thinking, planning, self-monitoring, and problem-solving that they develop throughout their educational process.  Although schools provide all the ingredients for student development, a wider focus should be placed on supporting these executive functioning skills in order to encourage autonomous learners and, eventually, successful adults. 

That’s why the education system needs to understand that children are not born with these skills. It has to work with the existing potential of students and develop these skills to avoid delays or impairments. Since adverse environments and stress can disrupt executive functioning skill development, schools have to provide educational programs that teach students how to successfully plan and achieve their goals.

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