Our youngest learners have lived most of their lives during a time of disorder, uncertainty and unpredictability; not surprisingly, it has taken a toll
Having the skills to be aware of, manage and regulate emotions, and to deal effectively with stress and anxiety, is pivotal to learning. When our brains are cluttered with anxiety and emotion, those emotions can hijack our ability to focus, concentrate, take in information and grasp new concepts, preventing access to those important executive function skills central for learning.
What do we need to develop executive function skills? We need self-regulation.