15 Thinking Skill Activities to Enhance Executive Function - Helping Children Coach Their Own Brains
15 activities to enhance attention, memory and learning in your coaching clients and students
This 75-minute Professional Development Mini-Course from The Kinetic Classroom reviews 15 Executive Function Skill strategies, tools and activities to help children improve their attention, memory and learning skills.
From teaching children how their brains learn to showing them how to encode academic material, manage tasks of daily living and improve their self-regulation, this webinar is full of valuable concepts from our books 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior and Musical Thinking. Complete the course, take the brief quiz and earn 1.5 hours of Professional Development Credit.
Helpful if you teach or work with children who:
• Struggle with getting organized and is forgetful at home and school
• Need better strategies to manage their attention, memory, self-regulation and self-control
• Want memory, task management and planning strategies to learn better
• Need better homework management strategies
What you will get:
The 75-minute Video & Printable Course Guide
Practical Downloads for use in your classroom or clinic:
- The Love Notes Printable
- Attention Poems Printable
- The Sequencing Activity Blackboards
- My Memory Window Printable
- Our THINK Cards For Executive Function Coaching
- Research Reference Handout
Higher functioning cognitive skills such as organization, planning, previewing, inhibition and self-regulation are essential for successful social, academic and interpersonal development. These are skills that some children are born with, but many are not. The great news! We can teach skill sets to children that will calm their bodies, enhance their thinking, improve their learning and help them to become better learners.
Let us know how it goes in your classroom, home or clinic, we care, [email protected].
Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.
Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. Her Doctorate in Psychology is from Pepperdine.
Dr. Kenney’s books include Brain Primers™ cognitive movement cards with Mike Kuczala and Moving Minds, 2020; 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking™; and Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015). Her professional development platform The Kinetic Classroom brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide. In 2017, she co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences.
Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.