In this enlightening episode of “Aspire to Lead,” your host, Joshua Stamper, welcomes Mitch Weathers, an esteemed expert in education and the author of the groundbreaking book, “Executive Functions in Every Classroom.” Mitch’s extensive experience and insightful research have positioned him as a leading voice in the realm of executive functions and their profound impact on educational success.
Join Joshua and Mitch as they explore the critical role of executive functions in every classroom, from kindergarten to higher education. Executive functions are the cognitive skills that allow us to manage our thoughts, actions, and emotions effectively. In this dynamic conversation, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how these functions shape students’ academic and personal development.
Learn how enhanced executive functions can positively influence academic performance and overall well-being, and explore how his new book provides an invaluable resource for educators seeking to unlock the potential of their students. Mitch’s expertise is not just theoretical; it’s grounded in the tangible improvement of students’ lives.
Don’t miss this compelling episode that promises to reshape your perspective on education and equip you with the tools to make a real difference in the lives of your students.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Executive functioning skills (EFs) modeled in the classroom
- The power of organization, shared routine, and habits
- And his new book “Executive Functions For Every Classroom”
Pre-Order this wonderful NEW book, Executive Functions For Every Classroom: https://organizedbinder.com/book/
About Mitch Weathers:
Mitch became a gifted teacher because he was a mediocre student.
Mitch rarely felt comfortable in the classroom. In fact, it took him 7 years for him to graduate from college.
Choosing to become a teacher, Mitch was fortunate enough to experience school as if it was happening all around him. He was unsure how to jump into his learning with confidence. There is a loneliness to experiencing your education as a passive object as opposed to an active subject.
From the moment he entered the classroom Mitch relied on his personal experiences as a learner. He recognized that what we teach, the content or curriculum, is secondary. We must first lay the foundation for learning before we can get to teaching.
Mitch designed Organized Binder to empower teachers with a simple but research-backed strategy to teach students executive functioning skills while protecting the time needed for content instruction. The secret is found in establishing a predictable learning routine that serves to foster safer learning spaces. When students get practice with executive functions by virtue we set them up for success.
Follow Mitch Weathers:
- Website: www.organizedbinder.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/organizedbinder
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/organizedbinder/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/organizedbinder
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchweathers/
- Vimeo OB showcase: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8775721
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