Coaching for Elementary School Students

Kindergarten through 4th grade are significant grades for children to begin developing skills in self-regulation, attention, task initiation, organization, and planning. With a coach, elementary-aged students will:

Learn strategies to stay on task and maintain attention
Discover how to be more independent with daily routines
Explore working memory strategies for better achievement in reading and math
Learn coping skills for strong emotions like worry, frustration, stress and anger
Create personalized organizational systems and work areas
Learn how to start and persist with challenging work
Develop self-reflections to help take ownership of new habits
Discover ways to transition to new activities

Coaching for Middle School Students

Middle school students, ages 10-14, need to continue developing self-regulation, attention, task initiation, organization, and planning skills, and they must also begin fostering knowledge of prioritization and time management. Middle School students working with a coach will:

Learn to calculate consequences of thoughts and actions, consider possibilities, and plan behavior accordingly
Discover what motivates them and take ownership of new habits
Learn to start and complete assignments and break larger projects into smaller pieces
Develop strategies to stay on task and maintain attention
Understand and cope with emotions that affect learning
Learn to reason, problem solve and consider other perspectives
Develop personalized organizational materials and work spaces
Learn how to start work and persist when challenging

Coaching for High School Students

High schoolers need to develop and apply skills to support their increasing independence and growth into adulthood. They should practice self-regulation, attention, task initiation, review and completion, organization, planning, and time management. With the help of a coach, high schoolers will:

Develop self-control for inferior tasks with strong impulses
Gain insight into motivators and take ownership of lives and habits
Apply discernment between doing necessary work or choosing other less important desires
Learn to take effective notes, participate in class, study and test well
Develop coping skills for strong emotions, anxiety and stress
Create systems to organize class assignments, projects, supplies and time
Prioritize, get started, stay focused, and complete assignments and projects on time
Learn to track and complete tasks and break large projects into smaller pieces

Coaching for College Students

College students have emerged into a life of independence and new personal experiences. While much of the college learning is self-managed, a Lively Minds coach can aid a student to:

Understanding individual motivation in order to initiate, persist with and complete challenging assignments and projects on time
Accepting ownership of life, work, and habits
Managing class syllabi, schedules, assignments, projects, supplies, and time
Using planning and prioritization to stay focused and meet goals
Taking thorough notes, participating in class discussions, and reading critically
Mastering how to study effectively and take tests well
Coping with new learning environments
Transitioning smoothly to the new stage in life

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We work with students of all ages across the country, and we would love to talk with you about your executive function needs.