Executive Function Skills for Upper Schoolers

For St. Luke’s Upper School students:
Join SLS’s Learning Specialists, Mrs. Teittinen-Schreck and Ms. Finlaw, for a self-paced, 3-module, online 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.

After the Kick-off Meeting on August 18, you will have two weeks to tune into three pre-recorded modules. Following the workshop, students will meet individually with one of the Learning Specialists for two check-in appointments in the fall. A detailed description of the online modules is available below.

Kick-off Meeting Date: August 18th, 7:00pm-7:30pm
  • Introduction to self-paced course
  • Zoom meeting to discuss contents of course and to answer any initial questions

Module 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

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

Module 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

Beginning August 18, 2021 (self-paced, online)

(Rising 9th-12th graders)

COST: $200

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.