A young flamingo has to learn how to stand on one leg.
And like the flamingo, our students need to learn executive functioning skills for school success. We take for granted that they should know how:
to stay organized,
to plan their time efficiently,
to find a learning buddy,
to pick out a good book to read,
to ask for help when needed,
to respect each other.
If a student is not finding success in the classroom, let’s stop blaming them and instead help them develop the skills they may still need.