10 Things We Learned: Executive functioning skills build confidence

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Parents are worried their children aren’t keeping pace and learning during the pandemic. And while that’s understandable, it doesn’t have to be the case.

Teaching students skills such as time management and prioritizing is essential, though it can be a daunting task. But parents don’t have to do it on their own.

Executive functioning skills are a core part of children’s academic foundation, which is why Revolution Prep’s tutoring programs are designed to teach more than just the subject. Our tutors are mentors qualified to set your child up for success in the classroom and beyond.

“The earlier children learn how to organize their study schedule and be a proactive, responsible student, the better for their futures. Those skills are more important than any specific subject from their classes,” says Jake Miller, Revolution Prep’s Executive Director.

Research supports this approach. Overall, children who are able to build strong study habits through developing executive function skills see improved academic performance.

Here are a few ways to help your child develop those skills and improve their interest in learning:

  1. Teach your child to time block
  2. Stress the value of proactivity
  3. Help your child find a de-stressing technique that works for them


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Teach your child to time block

This time management method helps them understand the importance of having dedicated time to focus on specific tasks. By dividing up their day into “blocks of time”, children’s perspective also changes — a block or two of studying is less daunting when set side by side with blocks dedicated to having fun or relaxing.

Stress the value of proactivity

Students who are self-starters and independent are the most successful in the classroom and beyond. By allowing your child the ability to figure things out on their own, and highlighting the importance of learning how to find answers, you’re setting them up for a lifetime of improved academic and professional performance.

Help your child find a de-stressing technique that works for them

One of students’ main struggles in school is being nervous or anxious. Whether taking a test or giving a presentation, students who know how their bodies and mind work have an advantage. Help them find a de-stressing technique that works! Maybe deep breaths or visualization?

While the tips above are helpful, they are not absolute. And there is always room to grow. If you need help developing your child’s executive functioning skills, we’re here to assist! Revolution Prep makes those skills a priority, and our tutors are qualified to mentor your children into lifelong confident and independent learners.

Learn more about our programs and our tutors’ ability to help your child here.