“Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, this air traffic control mechanism is called executive function.”

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Defining Executive Function Skills

Classroom Strategies and Accommodations

Interested in learning more about executive function skills and how to support students? Make plans to attend the SAIS Academic Support Conference in Atlanta, February 11-13, 2024. Related session topics include Building Executive Functioning Skills in the Study Skills Classroom and Motivating & Engaging Students in Executive Function Work.