Executive Function

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  1. Sorry the link I sent doesn’t seem to be working. The article is “Coaching Kids to Focus on Focus” by Jonah Lehrer. Try pasting the link into your browser, or just google: WSJ executive function lehrer

    1. Thank you, Grant. While looking on the page I noticed the article “Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?”, clicked on it and read it. Near the end of the article were some statements I thought applicable to our school situations:
      Putting people in a positive mood roughly doubled their accuracy at the task. All of a sudden, they were twice as good at identifying problems with possible solutions. This suggests that anything that makes us happier, reducing vigilance and anxiety, might also make us more creative. We can detect more remote associations, of course, but we also know which associations are worth pursuing, which is probably even more important. It doesn’t matter if it’s pot, chocolate or a stand-up comic — those substances or experiences that put a smile on our face can also increase the powers of the imagination, at least when solving particular creative problems.

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