Executive Function Skills for Middle Schoolers

For rising St. Luke’s 5th-8th graders:
Join SLS’s Learning Specialists, Mrs. Teittinen-Schreck and Ms. Finlaw, for a 3-day workshop to enhance your executive function (EF) skills. EF skills are essential in successfully managing your academic and daily life. Learning these skills can help you become a better planner, a more organized student, and a more strategic test taker.

Following the 3-day workshop, students will meet individually with one of the Learning Specialists for 2 check-in appointments in the fall. Students will be grouped into 5th-6th and 7-8th grade cohorts during the workshop. A detailed breakdown of the day-by-day schedule is available below.

Day 1: Introduction to Executive Function (EF) Skills & Time Management
  • What are EF skills and why do they matter?
  • Techniques for effectively managing your time
  • Using a calendar system

Day 2: Physical and Digital Organization
  • MySLS
  • Email and Google drive
  • Binders, folders, and lockers
  • Materials checklists

Day 3: Study Skills and Goal Setting
  • Creating an effective study space
  • Active studying techniques
  • Study plans
  • Goal setting for the first semester
Mrs. Teittinen-Schreck
Ms. Finlaw

August 17-19, 2021

(Rising 5th-8th graders)

COST: $200
Space is limited.

Please contact Kari Olsen with questions regarding the Executive Function workshop and curriculum, and Hunter Martin with inquiries regarding registration and Summer at St. Luke’s in general.

St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.