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What does Executive Functioning Disorder Look Like?

Although there is no specific diagnosis for executive function disorder, the term is often used to describe the impairment in one's ability to manage their own cognition or executive functions.
What are Executive Functions?  Executive function is a term that has become more and more popular in the educational realm as it can have a profound impact on learning. Executive functions (EFs) collect sensory inputs as well as memories and processes from different parts of the brain.  It also has its own virtual whiteboard where one can utilize the inner voice and visualizations to hold and arrange simple cognitive manipulations and tasks.
What are the 5 Main Roles of Executive Functioning?Management involves task initiation, organization of information, time management, planning, and prioritization.Mental State includes both effort (speed and alertness) as well as emotional regulation or the management of moods and feelings.Metacognition or the awareness of one's thoughts entails mo…

The Best Games to Engage Students on Zoom

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog entitled, How to Use Zoom in 2020 for Video Tutoring, but this week, I wanted to share with you five, fun, educational games I created for my students that you can play while conducting lessons or tutoring online with Zoom! What are Five, Fun, Free Learning Games for Zoom Sessions? Here are some fun, educational games I created to be played with the Zoom group chatbox.   1) Category Race:  One person comes up with a category such as Superheros.  A timer is set for 1 to 2 minutes.  Players type in as many superheroes as they can in the chatbox, while hitting the return or enter key after each one.  The first one to type the superhero's name is the only one that gets the credit, so players have to make sure to read what others are typing, while they are typing themselves!  When the timer goes off the player with the most answers wins.  2) Inference Detective:  One player (the leader) has to think of a person, place or thing.  They then write one cl…