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Getting It Together: Executive Function Focus on Task Initiation & Perseverance

Students will learn the Executive Function skills of Task Initiation & Perseverance and apply it to their real-life circumstances
Heather DeGeorge, MAT, PMP
235 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
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year olds
learners per class

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Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
45 minutes per class

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These particular Executive Function skills take a bit longer to establish, but overall, students should improve their ability to get started on tasks without significant reminding/prompting resulting in getting their work done in a more timely manner.  They should also be better able to return to finishing tasks that they struggle with.  Generally, students need more support when working to these skills.  Please see Parental Guidance.
In addition to parenting a 2E teen, I have taught executive function and productivity skills to my students and science team students for at least 10 years.  These are an extension of project management, for which I have been certified at the highest level (PMP) since 2003 and have taught for the international certifying body (PMI).  Since 2015, I have been coaching middle schoolers who are preparing for Science Olympiad competition with very little support--so these skills are critical and they have been wonderfully successful with my team!
Students will have homework each week that include daily exercises that should take approximately 10-20 minutes/day unless they have a pending project in their personal life to which they can apply these skills.
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Students who have a firm schedule or list of tasks/assignments should bring this to class with them each week as we would prefer to implement these skills to their real-life circumstances. Students who have planners or agendas that they are required to use (or want to use) should also have those with them during class as well.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents should be aware that students who struggle in these skills need some scaffolding while we build these new skills.  If you have a student that may be resistant to your support and/or you personally are unsure how to help without dictating, please message the instructor who is more than happy to provide some ideas to make this a peaceful transition!


Heather DeGeorge, MAT, PMP
Lives in the United States
Professional Mind Expander, Licensed middle & high school teacher gone rogue to homeschooling a decade ago!
235 total reviews
248 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  Everything I teach is driven with the goal of making students THINK rather than memorize and repeat.  My own ability to navigate the changes of life successfully have everything to do with having critical thinking and analytical skills.  I... 
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