10 Classroom Activities to Enhance Executive Function and Improve Task
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10 Classroom Activities to Enhance Executive Function and Improve Task Completion

We’re back to school and soon children will be bringing home loads of homework. For many children academic tasks such as worksheets, projects and homework can feel overwhelming!

In Dr. Lynne Kenney’s new book, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-regulation, Learning and Behavior (2016), she shares over 40 executive function skills. Teachers, clinicians and parents can easily implement these activities to improve sequencing, initiation, execution, task management, attention and memory skills.

Dr. Kenney will provide you with key research findings relevant to your everyday work, and transform that research into practical activities and worksheets to help your students:

  • Improve pacing and memory
  • Learn encoding and retrieval
  • Improve motivation and attention
  • Learn preview and planning
  • Maximize homework approach, initiation and execution


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  4.3   (4 comments)
Lynne Kenney
1 Hour 43 Minutes
25 Aug, 2016
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This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a Harvard-trained psychologist, mother of two, an international educator, author and pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney’s works include the Social-Emotional Literacy program Bloom Your Room™Musical ThinkingBloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids (Kenney & Young, 2015) and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior (Kenney & Comizio, 2016)With a keen interest in changing the trajectory of children’s learning through cognitive-movement, Dr. Kenney is known for producing classroom activities which integrate neuroscience and physical education to improve executive function and self-regulation. In 2017, she co-authored the 5n45 cognitive-exercise program with Bruce Wexler, MD creator of ACTIVATE at Yale C8 Sciences and developed The Kinetic Classroom, cognitive-physical activities for schools www.lynnekenney.com.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice. She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press, Better Life Media, Inc., and Move 2 Think, LLC. Dr. Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and other Mental Health Professionals


  1. Describe the cognitive science behind learning and memory in a practical, activity-based manner.
  2. Explain how to become a “Cognitive Detective” to better see what executive functions might be road blocks to a specific student’s achievement.
  3. Model how to have “Cognitive Conversations” with students to help them move from feel distressed about their learning to feeling like empowered thinkers.
  4. Show how to fill your tool-box with 10 activities that will immediately transform your students’ learning.


  • Today’s Landscape
    • Current Issues
    • Simple Activities
    • Current Research
  • Managing Disruption vs. Time Teaching
  • Teacher Attrition
    • Facts of teacher dissatisfaction
  • Economic Costs
    • Teacher turnover
    • Drained Resources
  • What Counts
    • Attitudes and Behaviors
    • Teacher-student involvement
  • Activities
    • It all begins with you
    • I believe
    • I will connect
    • I will BEE authentic
  • What is SEL
  • 5 Core Competencies
    • Self-awareness
    • Self-management
    • Social awareness
    • Relationship skills
    • Decision Making
  • How does SEL make a difference
    • Case Study
  • Simple Actions to Make
    • Planning
    • Applying structure
    • Student mentoring and teaching
    • Being Present
  • Activities
    • Create Cognitive Conversations
    • Kindness Can
    • Bloom Kindness Keeper
    • Classroom Culture Agreement
    • Classroom Mission Statement
    • Kindness Poem
  • Cognitive Conversations that Improve Self-Awareness



Overall:     4.3

Total Reviews: 258


Julie J - CENTENNIAL, Colorado

"Very informative and I like the worksheets."

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