Learning Communities, Mind in the Making, Executive function (EF) skills are essential to America’s present and future
Ellen Galinksy and a panel, June 12, 2012, PDI, Indy
“Students and job applicants don’t have the ex functioning skills to really be able to function in today’s workplace.” - Cecilia Rouse, Princeton
ROUSE is calling for an overhaul of our ed system
Air traffic control system = exec functioning system
self regulation and ex funct skills are more important at the time of school entry than letters and numbers
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2011). Building the Brain’s “Air Traffic Control” System: How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Function: Working Paper No. 11. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu
fill in the bubble mindset will be a detriment to our culture.
What are the EX FUNCTIONS?
Located in the prefrontal cortex
Focus – being able to pay attention
Working memory – being able to keep info in mind in order to use it
Cognitive flexibility - being able to adjust to shifting needs and demands, and
Inhibitory control – being able to resist the temptation to go on automatic and do what we need to do to achieve our goals
EF skills = Reflecting analyzing planning and evaluation
NOTE TO SELF: reread Mind in the Making
She played a video with tons of pop up shapes, we were instructed to count the blue stars.
Kind of like this:
and no one saw the cat.
Brazelton neonatal test
Watch how the baby self-regulates
playing games with children increase EF skills
Google it on youtube to watch
Mischel is no longer depriving children of marshmallos but studying the behaviors they used while waiting for the marshmallows.
Panel member from ABQ saying that Mind in the Making was the vehicle to bring more DAP practice to her public school