We learn and develop as a result of the people and environment around us. Necessary for this learning and development is a skill called executive function. Children are not born with these skills, but research shows that every child has the potential to learn them. (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children and Adolescents. Functioning? How do I help my child develop these important skills? Part 1, 2/25/19). With traditional education, not much is left for the child to plan or organize, because the teacher has a seating chart of where they are to sit and what subject they should be working on. The class bell tells them when it’s time to change classes, go to lunch or when their day is over.
Activist, author, humorist, and scientist, Benjamin Franklin, said “for every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” Hill Learning Center defines the 7 executive functioning skills your child should have are: