Executive function and self-regulation practice guide
Executive function refers to the ability to control our attention, remember instructions, manage emotional reactions and behaviours and organise our thinking. Self-regulation is when learners use these skills to control their behaviour.
Key practices include:
- Establish clear goals, expectations and guidelines for behaviour.
- Provide opportunities for self-regulation by taking an active role in facilitating play.
- Seek opportunities to build executive function and self-regulation within the learning program.
- Be a learner yourself.
This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning and development.