Executive function skills:

Tools for Learning.
Skills for Life.TM

At Engaging Minds, we focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills so students are better able to manage nightly homework and long-term assignments, and are better poised to achieve their full potential.

Executive function skills:

Tools for Learning.
Skills for Life.TM

At Engaging Minds, we focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills so students are better able to manage nightly homework and long-term assignments, and are better poised to achieve their full potential.

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organization

Organization of Materials

Organization of Ideas

Organization of Ideas

Planning and Time Management

Planning & Time Management

Initiating Tasks

Initiating Tasks

Flexibility and Transitions

Flexibility & Transitions

Motivation & Self Confidence

Motivation & Self-Confidence

Working Memory

Working Memory

Self-Monitoring and Follow-Through

Self-Monitoring & Follow‑Through

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Resources for Parents and Educators

Parents

We provide one-on-one executive function coaching for students in grades 2-12. To keep parents fully in the loop with the work we’re doing, we’ve created a password protected portal, EMChat™, which facilitates ongoing communication between instructors and parents. And we offer a variety of workshops to educate parents on the importance of executive function skills in their children's success.

Education Professionals

Engaging Minds offers a variety of professional development workshops for educators. As a certified PDP provider with the state of Massachusetts, Engaging Minds has extensive experience training and educating participants in all facets executive function. All offerings are run in a workshop-style format, engaging participants in case studies and interactive exercises throughout.

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Weekly Progress Reports
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From your child’s very first session, we open a direct line of communication between you and your child's instructor.

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What People are Saying

We are going to navigate the coming months without Engaging Minds in the hope that our son can now use the skills he learned there over the last...

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Our son has learned so much from his tutor last year, and this year’s tutor has also gotten him to adopt really good work habits. He feels like ...

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Our daughter has made huge gains by working with your tutors, learning strategies to approach her work and applying some of the techniques at ho...

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Engaging Minds has been incredibly helpful - the tutors are focused, warm and customize their approach to what each kid needs. The process with ...

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Our child has benefited immensely from the strategies and supports taught by her tutor at Engaging minds. Some of most beneficial strategies hav...

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Engaging Minds has been such a great resource for my kid. She's bright but struggles with organization and other executive function skills. Thes...

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Words cannot adequately express the gratitude we feel for having our son’s tutor during his 10th grade year. This past school year our son has g...

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Parent of a 11th grader

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I cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given to my daughter over these past 3 years! She would not be where she is today without it...

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Thanks so much for all of your work with my son! I can see huge improvements in his time management and study skills over last year. I feel so m...

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The experience at Engaging Minds has been really beneficial to our daughter. It has opened her up to the possibility of getting extra support an...

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I knew there was something I could not give my son and that my teenager did not want from me. It was the lesson of paying attention to detail an...

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Tip of the Week

When things don’t go as planned

Today’s marathoners likely love the mild temperature, yet it’s unlikely they love all the rain. It’s no fun running wet and cold; clothing gets heavy, it’s harder to grip the pavement, and wet feet slip in sneakers. However, today's runners started planning for this race months and months ago knowing they could never control the weather. Within their control is how they manage it. Some will wear plastic bags until they start to stay dry; some will wear old sneakers to the starting line to keep their feet dry as long as possible (the Boston Marathon donates all clothing left behind!); many will wear hats to keep the rain out of their faces; and most runners will stay the course, rely on their training, and do their very best to block out the weather and keep their minds focused on the task at hand: finishing. Planning, flexibility and a shift in mindset (all important executive function and life skills!) will help today’s marathoners overcome the weather. These are important skills for students, too – not everything goes as planned. When things take an unexpected turn, rge your child to ask themselves in the moment: What can I control? Which habits and prior preparation can I rely on to overcome this obstacle?

Good luck and congratulations to all who are running today. Happy Patriots Day!

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