3 Incredible Executive Function Strategies to Optimize Remote Learning

| by Thuy Truong, M.A. Ed., TPT Teaching and Coaching, 11/10/2020|




Executive function skills have always been vital to students’ long-term academic success. With remote learning eliminating teacher-student proximity and in-person scaffolding, executive function skills will continue to play a dominant role in determining student success because there are more moving parts involved with online learning than in-person instruction. Executive function is the region in the brain that dictates flexible thinking, planning, working memory, and self-regulation. For most students, executive function plays out in daily time management, organization, and study skills. In the world of virtual instruction, strong executive function skills can vastly enhance the cognitive process of learning. Below are three executive function strategies to maximize student success in the digital learning environment and beyond.


1. Organization


Centralize and Personalize: Avoid over-reliance on the school’s calendar and multiple portals, instead make an effort in consolidating all academic deadlines and blocking out your daily work times i