Executive Function
References and Resources


Bodrova, E. & Leong, D. J. (2007). Tools of the mind: the Vygotskian approach to early childhood education (2nd ed.). Columbus, OH: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Diamond, A.  (2010).  Ways to improve executive function.  (adele.diamond@ubc.ca)

Hillman, C., Erickson, K., & Kramer, A.  (April, 2011).  Be smart:  Exercise effects on brain and cognition.  Science and Society

Kaufman, C.  (2010).  Executive function in the classroom:  Practical strategies for improving performance and enhancing skills for all students.  Baltimore:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Meltzer,  L.  (2010).  What works for special –needs learners:  Promoting executive function in the classroom.  New York:  Guilford Press 2010.

Quade, L.  (April, 2011).  Executive function and the Montessori classroom.  The Montessori Method.

Tough, P.  (September 25, 2009).  Can the right kinds of play teach self-control?  The New York Times.

What all teachers need to know:  the role of executive function processes in the classroom.  (teachingtodayandsharing.global2.vic.edu.au)

If you are looking for a great text for a book study, Kaufman’s EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN THE CLASSROOM is fantastic!  There’s enough brain research to challenge you, and lots of practical applications for teaching reading and math.




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