Practical Classroom Lessons for Building Resilient Minds
This site and the lessons contained within were developed by a team of classroom teachers at Mountain View High School in Centreville, VA. Over ten years ago we identified a specific need in our student population for developing their executive functioning skills. We started small and gradually built a school community that understands, values and teaches executive functioning skills in each classroom. Along the way we have been graciously supported and assisted by many experts in the field including Dr. Jack Naglieri, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, Kathleen Kryza, MA, Educational Presenter and Consultant, Dr. Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, NH and author of multiple books including Smart But Scattered, and Ellen Galinsky, chief science officer at the Bezos Family Foundation and executive director/author of Mind in the Making. To learn more about us, please read our story.
Please feel free to contact uswith questions and comments. We would be happy to help support anyone interested in using these lessons at their school.